Vermont Business Magazine In June, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC)’s was honored by the Woodstock community with the Annette Compton Fiertz Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals or organizations that advance the Woodstock Trails Partnership goals of trail stewardship, outreach and education, volunteerism, and partnership development that supports and enhances the Woodstock trail network.
Breck Knauft, Executive Director of VYCC, accepted the award on behalf of VYCC saying, "we believe great things happen when young people team up together, and with their communities. Our trail work in Woodstock over these past many years is a wonderful example of this."
The award presentation was part of a larger "Trek to Taste" event celebrating June's National Trails Day at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, VT.
For over 15 years, VYCC has partnered with the Woodstock community and Vermont's only National Park, to help restore, improve, and establish a network of trails for the community to enjoy. To date, VYCC has employed over a hundred local Woodstock youth to work on these summer crews.
The Woodstock community is invited to meet this year's Woodstock Crew at their summer Meet-Up on Tuesday, August 13 at 12 p.m. at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. To RSVP and find more details visit the VYCC website..
More about VYCC:
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth development organization with a mission to teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another. For more than 30 years, VYCC has held the belief that when provided the right tools, young people can change the world. VYCC pays young people, ages 15-26, to work and learn side by side with conservation and farming experts to tackle climate change, food insecurity, and preserve public lands.