AmeriCorps NCCC teams have been making a real impact in communities all over Virginia over the past few months! NCCC engages teams of members in short-term (6-8 weeks) projects in communities across the U.S. Projects address critical needs relating to: Environmental Stewardship, Urban and Rural Development, Energy Conservation, Infrastructure Improvement, and Disaster Response & Rebuilding.
The following is a list of where teams have served recently in Virginia:
An NCCC team recently finished a project at Natural Bridge State Park. Because the park has been seeing a lot of increased usage due to the pandemic and due to a recent flash flood, there were a number of repairs and improvements needed. This team is currently serving in Richmond with the Enrichmond Foundation on a historic preservation project. (Check out photos on Facebook!)
An NCCC team also served with Manassas National Battlefield in Manassas recently. In addition to a huge spike in visitors due to the pandemic, the park has also seen a huge rise in their number of search/rescues for visitors lost on trails. An NCCC team is currently serving there now conducting a series of assessments in order to lead to better marked trails and decrease the number individuals getting lost.