CCC Public Work Projects from Low to Hi Tech
Note: Many project policies used by the Roosevelt Administration will be used again!
travel, work, earn, learn to live together as they perform low-tech work projects from planting trees to perform high-tech
jobs installing and maintaining wind turbines and solar cells. They would benefit in real time green job experience
working in the outdoors on our nation's public lands (as our national parks and forests) and adjacent private lands, shores,
Renewable Energy Installation
on our Public Lands and Waters
would receive skills form training to installation and maintainance of a
variety ofrenewable energy power generators such as photovoltaic cell panel units,
wind turbine,and tidal turbine generators on our public
lands and waterways .
|CCC would build wind turbines on our public lands
|wind turbines on our seas and shores Photo: GETTY
|Install solar panels on our public lands
Hazardous Waste Disposal
arm will enable the clean up of our five ocean gyes if plastic pollutiuon!
Enrollees would receive current pollution control technologies
training in hazardous waste materials disposal.
They would be equipped to perform those duties on our public and adjacent lands and
Fly-ash disposal and mountain top and strip mining clean-up and reclamation would require training
in using heavy equipment. Clean-up could involve
workcrews performing tasks
in waste disposal on our public and adjacent land and watersheds.
(Phytoremedieation consists in mitigating pollutant concentrations
contaminated soils, water or air
with plants able to contain, degrade or
metals, pesticides, solvents, explosives, crude oil and its derivatives,
and various other contaminants, from the media that contain them.)
National and Community Service
Repair and build structures,
campgrounds, picnic areas and shelters on
our public lands.
( Work crews could provide labor and coordinate labor in projects
with non-profits as Habitat for Humanity
to construct low-income housing.)
|CCC building wall at Grand Canyon National Park
Historical Restoration and Preservation
Conservation-restoration, introducing enrollees
to the profession devoted
to the preservation of cultural property as restoring historic buildings
to performing Archeoalogical excavations.
CCC enrollees would take pride in learning our past
History while working to preserve it.
Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing
forest and woodlands that have been depleted,usually through deforestation. Reforestation can be used to improve the
quality of human life by soaking up pollution and dust from the air,rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems, mitigate global
warming since forests facilitate biosequestiation
carbon dioxide, and harvest for resources, particularly timber.The
term reforestation is similar to afforestation, the process of restoring and recreating areas of woodlands or forests
that may have existed long ago but were deforested or otherwise removed
at some point in the past.Sometimes the term re-afforestation
is used to distinguish between the original forest cover and the later re-growth of forest to an area.
| Soldier Soldier planting tree seedlings in Montana.
A Tree Left to Grow
can be worth $196,250.00!
In 50 years it produces:
$62,500 in air pollution control
$37,500 in water recycling
and humidity control
$31,250 worth of oxygen
$31,250 in soil benefits
$31,250 in wildlife shelter
$2,500 worth of protein in the leaves
and bark consumed by wildlife.
(American Forests magazine)
|Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma
... is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion
in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, riverbanks and construction. Effective erosion controls are important
techniques in preventing water pollution, soil loss,
wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.rosion controls are used in natural areas, agricultural settings or urban environments.
In urban areas erosion controls are often part of stormwaterrunoff management programs required by local governments. The
controls often involve the creation of a physical barrier, such as vegetation or rock,to absorb some of the energy of the
wind or water that is causing the erosion. On construction sites they are often implemented in conjunction with sediment controls
such as sediment basins and silt fences. Bank erosion is a natural process: without it, rivers would not meander and change
course. However, land management patterns that change the hydrographand/or vegetation cover can act to increase or decrease
channel migration rates. In many places, whether or not the banks are unstable due to human activities, people try to keepa
river in a single place. This can be done for environmental reclamation or to prevent a river from changing course into land
that is being used by people.
Landscape, seed, remove weeds, and provide preventive measures
against soil erosion of agricultural and grazing
Preventing soil erosion as in the
of the past as climate change occurs.
Conservation and Watershed Restoration
Preserve habitat on projects that range from stream bank stabilization, native
seed collection, to planting trees.
our shores and waterways for eventual sea level rise.
National Forest or National Park trails throughout the United States
where probably built by the 20th Century CCC
to be restored and develop new trails.
work crews would work side by side with scientists
help with biological inventories, forest
measurements, fish implants,
and data collection for short or long-term