Chesapeake Conservation Corps Welcomes New Class

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is preparing to welcome its second class.

The corps pairs young adults with watershed organizations, local governments and other community-based organizations. The young volunteers get hands-on environmental, leadership and technical training while helping to restore the environment.

In May, corps members planted trees in Annapolis to celebrate their first year.

On Monday, the corps plans to introduce its second class. The 21 members of the new class will gather in Millersville at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center.

The corps is administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a grant-making organization funded in part by fees from Chesapeake Bay license plates.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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