Watershed Conservation Corps completes three month project at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield to restore and protect the park’s natural and cultural resources.
The glade restoration project at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield this summer has been, hands down, the most difficult work we have ever done. Despite this, our Watershed Conservation Corps (WCC) crew (Hannah Stinnett, Trey Thompson, Dillan Simmons, Jeremy Graham, Adam Barton, Jeremiah Cline, Chyanne Bowen) worked with precision, tenacity, and fortitude—accomplishing more than the park and we thought possible.
Not only has the WCC restored over 40 acres of glade habitat this summer, areas that will be managed in perpetuity becoming a permanent feature of the park, but they have added an amazing project to a growing list of valuable experiences while gaining industry connections along the way.
This group is now moving on to Mark Twain National Forest to build over 1 mile of new trail; but, if you see them around, make sure and extend a congratulations on a job well done. Our organization is fortunate to have them.
Caleb Sanders, WCC Director