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Conservation corps formed to improve city’s parks
Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Austin Monitor
Dubbed the Austin Conservation Corps, the project gives college students an opportunity to earn some money while helping improve the city’s parks. One of the program’s goals is to provide employment-training opportunities for the students.
The focus for this year is on the repair and rebuilding of the trail along
Former Governor Mark White, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, and former Mayor Bruce Todd were among those speaking at a news conference to launch the conservation corps Wednesday.
ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies will oversee the conservation corps, whose members will be paid through Goodwill Industries. Austin Energy is paying for a supervisor for the corp’s work crew, while the parks department provides tools and equipment. The overall budget is $250,000.
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