Northwest Youth Corps Crew honored at Sandy Ridge BLM Celebration

Article appears on Northwest Youth Corps website.

On July 8th, the US Bureau of Land Management Leadership Team held a press conference at the Sandy Ridge Trailhead to celebrate the impact of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  LWCF funds helped fund the removal of a dam, restore the Sandy watershed, and create the Sandy Ridge Trail system, which has become known as a world class mountain bike destination, which sees over 120,000 visitors per year.  Partners in this effort include the Bureau of Land Management, Western Rivers Conservancy, International Mountain Bike Association, Northwest Youth Corps, Clackamas County, and Ant Farm Youth Corps.  Pictured is the Blue crew with BLM Leaders, including Neil Kornze - BLM Director and Jerry Perez - OR/WA BLM Director. Northwest Youth Corps has been working on the Sandy Ridge project since 2009.