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124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04330
The Maine Conservation Corps was established by Maine's governor and legislature in 1983 and since then has recruited and placed thousands of AmeriCorps members who have accomplished countless natural resource projects all over Maine.
As part of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, the MCC's four-fold mission is to: accomplish conservation projects, create conservation employment, provide conservation education, and engage conservation volunteers.
About Maine Conservation Corps
The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is devoted to conservation and environmental stewardship across the state, with positions available throughout the year.
MCC strives to raise awareness and interest in the natural environment. Individual members serving with nonprofit organizations and natural resource agencies help develop curriculum, train volunteers, teach in classrooms, and do outreach presentations in the community.
MCC recruits volunteers to serve alongside MCC teams and individual members at projects all over the state. Volunteers can join the MCC on the trail, in the classroom, or on the water to get involved in local efforts to protect and restore the environment.
The Community Leader Program harnesses and expands upon the skills of veterans to further the conservation efforts of non-profit, state or federal organizations. Community Leaders plan conservation projects; and recruit, train and lead volunteers in creating and improving recreational trail systems.
Environmental Stewards serve individually with non-profits, state or federal agencies to increase organizational volunteer capacity and aid in the development and implementation of host sites land management plans. View a video about one member's AmeriCorps Term at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.
The primary focus of MCC Field Teams is to construct and rehabilitate sustainable trails in places like Baxter State Park, on the Appalachian Trail, as well as land owned by local communities and land trusts.
Field Teams also build bridges and erosion control structures, maintain boundaries, improve wildlife habitat, construct cabins and picnic shelters.
Maine Conservation Corps’s Impact
Since 1993 the MCC has supported the goals of AmeriCorps with our members Getting Things Done, Strengthening Communities, Encouraging Responsibility, and Expanding Opportunities by accomplishing the following:
•Constructing and maintaining sustainable trails on state, federal and public lands.
•Working on community conservation and environmental service projects.
•Building relationships and serving with community partners.
•Developing the values of citizenship, civic engagement, and personal responsibility.
•Studying natural and environmental sciences and ecological and conservation issues.
•Teaching environmental and conservation education in schools and in the community.
•Recruiting and managing hundreds of volunteers to support projects that improve and impact trails, watersheds, air quality, and service opportunities for Maine's youth.
•Enhancing personal development through job skills training, team building, service learning and modeling an ethic of service to the community.
- Year Founded 1983
- Organization Type State Agency other than State Service Commission
- Legal Form State Government Agency
Positions at Maine Conservation Corps
Environmental Stewards serve a 1700-hour term of service. Environmental Stewards undergo two weeks of training with MCC before being paired with a Host Site for the remainder of their term. MCC will post a full list of Host Sites on ...Augusta, ME + 1 moreFocus: Education & Youth, Environment
Location: Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area; field work is conducted throughout Maine Qualifications: • Must be eligible for AmeriCorps • High School diploma • Must be at least 18 years old • Must be a US Citizen • Must submit to criminal ...Augusta, MEFocus: Economic Security, Environment