2005 News Archive

Oregon Teens, Public Lands to Benefit from Meyer Memorial Trust, Other Grants

Northwest Youth Corps announces a grant award of $89,076 from the Meyer Memorial Trust to help NYC purchase two new vehicles, the first of eight new outdoor education buses especially designed to transport teens to outdoor education and service projects across the state. The purchase of new buses, estimated to cost $360,000, will help NYC to provide education, job-training, employment and civic engagement activities to more teens. The buses will be equipped with rear dual wheels for extra stability, emergency exit windows, tool cage, side door for tool loading, and other utility upgrades. NYC also thanks The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation (Springfield plant) and the Ben. B. Cheney Foundation for their support of bus upgrades.

November 18, 2005


A summer spent working hard at Teens-n-Trails read more

Four Lebanon kids signed up for a job of a lifetime when school was out for the summer in June. The teens traveled to conservation project sites throughout Oregon.

September 14, 2005 -- Lebanon Express, Lebanon, Oregon


Outdoor opportunities for local youth read more

Through Northwest Youth Corps, teens, aged 16-19, can hike trails, cook on dutch ovens, sleep under the stars, and wake up to the sunrise in some of the most beautiful parts of the Pacific Northwest.

September 7, 2005 -- Independent Press, Mill City, Oregon


Northwest Youth Corps Teens Help to Improve Forest Trails read more

Teens from Northwest Youth Corps helped to restore and maintain several trails on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest during the summer of 2005.

September 7, 2005 -- USDA Forest Service web site 


National Forest Foundation awards grant to NYC for teens

Northwest Youth Corps is pleased to announce a recent grant award from the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to support the training of up to 80 teens to complete priority conservation activities in western Oregon in 2006. This project is also made possible with support from the Linn and Douglas County (Oregon) Boards of Commissioners. Working in partnership with the NFF, Willamette and Umpqua National Forests, NYC program participants will address fire and fuel, and invasive species threats.


New High School Principal and Alumni Development Coordinator join NYC staff

Northwest Youth Corps, a regional education and youth development program, has hired two new staff members. Sarah Smith is the new alumni development coordinator and will develop and implement programs to build a stronger alumni donor base. She has experience in volunteer recruitment, grant writing and funds development, media relations, events management, and office administration for a variety of area nonprofit organizations. Jeff Orlandini is the new principal of NYC's accredited OutDoor High School, coordinating academic, field studies, outdoor recreation and work experience programs.

August 25, 2005 -- The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon


Teens rehabilitate trail near Crater Lake read more

STUART FALLS -- Waterfalls are like magnets. Why else would a crew of a dozen teenagers doing trail work in Crater Lake National Park's backcountry willingly hike two miles to gobble lunch in the shadow of Stuart Falls, then reverse the trek -- a steeply uphill walk -- to spend the afternoon widening the path, pulling out exposed rocks and replacing them with dirt fill, trimming limbs and other sweat-inducing tasks.

August 18, 2005 -- Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon


NYC youth build trails at Aumsville Ponds read more

Over the last two weeks, 40 volunteers have worked 10-hour days in the summer heat blazing a trail around the Aumsville ponds. The nearly 1-mile, part gravel trail came at no cost to Marion County. The Northwest Youth Corps brought two groups to the Marion County park to make improvements.

August 17, 2005 -- Stayton Mail, Stayton, Oregon


Learning to Paint read more

Teens learn to paint in the YouthPaint program at Northwest Youth Corps.

August 17, 2005 -- The Springfield News, Springfield, Oregon


Preparing L.L. 'Stub' Stewart State Park read more

Photo -- YouthCorps at work in new park.

August 11, 2005 -- <!--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = 'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags' /--><st1:city><st1:place>The Oregonian</st1:place></st1:city>, <st1:place><st1:city>Portland</st1:city>, <st1:state>Oregon</st1:state></st1:place>


NYC Board of Directors gains two new members

Rick Scott and Karen Sieradski have joined the board of directors of Northwest Youth Corps, a regional education and youth development program. Scott recently retired after a 30-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, and Sieradski is a real estate broker with Windermere Jean Tate Real Estate.

August 9, 2005 -- <st1:city><st1:place>The Register-Guard</st1:place></st1:city>, <st1:place><st1:city>Eugene</st1:city>, <st1:state>Oregon</st1:state></st1:place>


YouthWorks at work in the Willow Creek Preserve read more

'Summer Job -- Get 'em to work while they're young.' It's no mere make-work effort. The Northwest Youth Corps really is helping to restore wetland prairie.
August 4, 2005 -- <st1:city><st1:place>The Register-Guard</st1:place></st1:city>, <st1:place><st1:city>Eugene</st1:city>, <st1:state>Oregon</st1:state></st1:place>


Youth to work on new Oregon State Park read more

Located in Washington County, 31 miles northwest of Portland, Stub Stewart State Park will cover 1,800 acres of breathtaking wilderness.

July 29, 2005


Crews repair damaged trails in Lake County read more

Trails damaged by fires, floods or just needing maintenance are being upgraded by crews from the Northwest Youth Corps.

July 22, 2005 -- Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon


YouthCorps crews at work in Sumpter read more

Kayleigh Knudsen is slinging mud and getting paid to do it. She plunges her hands into a wheelbarrow and scoops out two fistfuls of gray goop that looks like the remnants of a Slurpee gone wrong. Knudsen and the eight other members of her Northwest Youth Corps crew were building the base for a sign at the entrance to the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area.

July 12, 2005 -- The Hermiston Herald, Hermiston, Oregon


NYC campus gets a new coat of paint read more

NYC's 2005 Youth Paint Project provides a fresh coat of paint for NYC buildings and a fresh opportunity for youth.

July 6, 2005


NYC youth at work in Crater Lake National Park read more

Youth workers play an important role at Crater Lake National Park. Each summer, youth groups can be seen accomplishing tasks around the park.

Summer, 2005 -- Crater Lake Reflections, Oregon


National Forest Foundation funds support NYC's Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Stewardship and Service Learning Project

Northwest Youth Corps is pleased to announce an award by the National Forest Foundation of funds supporting NYC's Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Stewardship and Service Learning Project. This project is a unique partnership between NYC, the University of Oregon Service Learning Program, the USDA Forest Service, and Linn County, Oregon. The National Forest Foundation funds support the University of Oregon Service Learning Project and an NYC youth crew at the Deschutes National Forest (Oregon) in the Sisters Ranger District. The crew camped in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness backcountry and completed 4.33 miles of trail maintenance.


New YouthCorps Program Director joins NYC staff team

Steven Shewach has joined Northwest Youth Corps, a regional education and youth development program, as YouthCorps Program Director. Prior to arriving at NYC, Steven taught college students and managed the Outdoor Activities Training Program at the Sierra Club’s national headquarters. He has worked with youth at residential and day camps, wilderness therapy, and in high school settings. Steven has a master’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University.

June 2, 2005 -- <st1:city><st1:place>The Register-Guard</st1:place></st1:city>, <st1:place><st1:city>Eugene</st1:city>, <st1:state>Oregon</st1:state></st1:place>


NASCC Excellence in Corps Operations read more

Northwest Youth Corps is recognized with award.


NYC crew gets down and dirty for Triangle Lake School read more

Pilot program helps clean up ladder fuels around Triangle Lake.

April 28, 2005 -- West Lane News, Veneta, Oregon


Goodman Creek Trail -- Earth Day volunteer event read more

Northwest Youth Corps and REI sponsored a volunteer work party at Goodman Creek Trail to celebrate Earth Day. NYC AmeriCorps Team Leaders supervised trail maintenance projects and worked with local groups-- Disciples of Dirt (mountain bikers), Obsidians (hikers), and Backcountry Horseman of America (equestrians).

April 23, 2005


NYC reaches campus upgrade milestone read more

Northwest Youth Corps celebrates the completion of a major first milestone in our campus upgrade. New walk-in refrigerators are installed in the new food room. The new tool room has more functional work and storage areas.

April 20, 2005


Marion County honors NYC for park work read more

The Marion County Board of Commissioners has honored Northwest Youth Corps with the 'Marion County Mary Pearmine, Outstanding Volunteer Group Award' for park construction and rehabilitation. NYC was nominated by Marion County Parks.

April, 2005


Getting green -- NYC buys Greenplus chain saw bar oil read more

Northwest Youth Corps has just taken delivery on our first barrel of Greenplus chain saw bar oil. Greenplus is made from canola oil by the Greenland company in Canada. It is rapidly biodegradable, made from renewable resources, and is environmentally safe.


Congressman Greg Walden Honored read more

NASCC’s Congressional Champion Award given for legislation engaging youth in forest management and developing skills for the future.
February 17, 2005 -- News from Congressman Greg Walden, Oregon


Linn County OKs summer work program read more

The Linn County Board of Commissioners has approved funding to pay for up to 60 young people to take part in the program.
February 1, 2005
 -- <st1:city><st1:place>Albany</st1:place></st1:city> Democrat-Herald, <st1:place><st1:city>Albany</st1:city>, <st1:state>Oregon</st1:state></st1:place><st1:place><st1:state><st1:place><st1:place></st1:place></st1:place></st1:state></st1:place>


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