BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Conservation Corps Trail Crew

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Tanawha Trail sign Photo by Vicki Dameron

You can give eight young adults a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experience. Through a collaboration with the Conservation Corps of North Carolina, your gift will provide trail restoration training and additional support for an eight-person crew. The team will spend 14 weeks rehabbing the Tanawha Trail near Julian Price Memorial Park. The project is designed to give young adults the opportunity to work side by side with National Park Service employees; engage with visitors and the agency’s supporters; and be part of a personally and professionally empowering adventure. Participants will also receive college credit and preferred hiring status with federal land management agencies. 

To provide this opportunity, the Foundation needs your help to raise $54,400. This project is part of the Trails & Views Forever program. A multi-year initiative with a $3 million final goal, Trails & Views Forever was created to tackle crucial improvement and maintenance needs at trails, overlooks, campgrounds, and picnic area.