We are very pleased to announce that the U.S. Forest Service has recognized Veterans Green Jobs and Southwest Conservation Corps with the Regional Forest Honor Award. As recipients of the Partner of the Year award, our partnership is recognized for “demonstrated sustained superior effort in bringing partnerships to action.” The San Juan National Forest nominated our two organizations.
Harry Bruell, CEO and president of Southwest Conservation Corps, and a Veterans Green Jobs board member, accepted the award at the Regional Forest Honor Award event held in November 2010.
Our Veterans Green Corps program is made possible due to a successful collaboration with Southwest Conservation Corps. Thanks to Southwest Conservation Corps, Veterans Green Jobs offers life-changing training opportunities to veterans who want to explore their interests and abilities in the natural resources field.
“The veterans who get trained in land conservation work are the next generation of U.S. Forest Service employees,” says Bruell. “This award demonstrates the U.S. Forest Service’s commitment to the joint work of Veterans Green Jobs and Southwest Conservation Corps – and an appreciation for the outcomes veterans can achieve by working on these crews. We thank the U.S. Forest Service for their continued support and partnership.”
More details are at http://www.fs.usda.gov/r2.