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Governor Mitch Daniels has announced the hugely successful Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps (YHCC) -- a program that has employed nearly 1,900 young adults to improve Indiana's parks, trails and natural habitats -- will be back in 2010.
Statewide, YHCC employees worked on 750 projects at more than 75 DNR properties. More than 30 miles of new trails were constructed and more than 500 miles of existing trails were upgraded or rehabilitated. YHCC constructed 15 new buildings and renovated or repaired 380 existing buildings. Program participants also rehabilitated or repaired 50 historic buildings, treated or removed 4,700 acres of invasive species, constructed 31 new parking areas and completed 320 other miscellaneous projects. The work was done state parks, reservoirs, recreation areas, state forests, nature preserves and state historic sites.
Want to learn more about what the YHCC members are doing? Here are some examples:
See the list of properties and projected completed.