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"Boys In Green" by John McCutcheon from
his album "Untold"
are those Boys in Green?
Today, many single young men and women from age 18 to 25
are saddled with high unemployment rates.
Extreme cases of unemployment rates soar over 70% for young
Native Americans and territorial citizens.
Many people are out of work just have given up hope of ever finding a job.
Many are working fewer hours than they want and need. More than one in six workers are underemployed
unemployed and that directly links us
todaywith our forebears in the Great Depression.
Why re-invent the wheel?
The U.S. Government
should dust off and update the CCC template of this rugged, shovel ready program
that will provide straight-forward and accountable job training work program to help
to save our environment for more BANG FOR OUR BUCK !
WE CAN TAKE IT!
Warning for our Nation ...
The dedication of "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson is:
" To Albert Sweitzer who said
'Man has lost the capcity to foresee
and to forstall. He will end up by destroying the earth.' "
|A lucky Polar Bear on drift ice.
will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and
lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
- Abraham Lincoln
|Oil spill beach cleanup. Audubon
|Mountaintop removal site at Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. Jeff Gentner/Associated Press
America and the World is in distress!
In the 20th Century environment there was flooding and erosion from the Dust
Today, we face global - rapid climate change and a world-wide deterioration of the environment.
It has been popular group-think of late to say "government programs are never the answer."
after a decade of political momentum on the side of demonizing the government and casting
our economic fortunes solely
with the private sector, why are so many people now suffering?
Knee-jerk platitudes and
ideological clichés do not help build a country or put food on the table.
The Civilian Conservation
Corps, in fact, did just that.
The American people must to urge our government to reactivate and update the
template of the
CCC program which can put millions of work boots on the ground over the generations in
and training in real green jobs as they do actual work on shovel ready public works projects.
Today the drop
out rate in our middle and high schools are higher than ever and when they reach adulthood
they are facing unemployment
and minimal opportunity. Now all levels of government in all 50 states,
US Territories, down to most municipal
governments are budget cutting and laying off staff from teachers
to police and eliminating social programs as well
as youth conservation corps programs. They are forced
to ignore backlogs of critical ecosystem and infrastructure
repair that are deperately needed on our
public lands, shores and waterways. Listen to the fact-filled commentary
by Jim Hightower on the state
of our infrastucture from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
has been popular group-think of late to say "government programs are never the answer."
But after a decade
of political momentum on the side of demonizing the government and casting
our economic fortunes solely with the private
sector, why are so many people now suffering?
Knee-jerk platitudes and ideological clichés do not
help build a country or put food on the table.
The Civilian Conservation Corps, in fact, did just that.
survival of the planet and humanity is close to the tipping point...and where are those Boys in Green?
A nation that continues year
after year to spend more money on military defense
on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
structures that stand today...
|Deception Pass Bridge in Washington State
in Washington. It was a Public Works Administration project built by young workers
from the Civilian Conservation Corps. Completion of the bridge
allowed the United States Navy to build
Air Station Whidbey Island and helped Oak Harbor, Washington flourish.
The bridge is a commonly-photographed landmark of the Puget Sound region.
|CCC structure in Torreya State Park, Florida that serves as the ranger station , 2009
|Inside the Torreya State Park ranger station, 2009.
CCC Alumni are living treasures. We
need to record and to video them
for future generations. PLEASE
find them and interview them for
and tranfer the recording YOUTUBE and title your interview
as (Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Interview with (Mr. their name).
Begin with asking their name, age, original hometown, where they are living today, where they
signed up, their dates of service, assignments and their locations and what kind of tools they used and the type of
work they did and what they got most out of their experience. End with the question, "Should the we bring back
|CCC crew member loading a hole under a stump with dynamite, Lolo National Forest (Montana)
I hope that I shall never
Stump outside the CCC;
Stump whose wiry roots are found,
in the earth's tenacious ground.
stump at which I slave away,
during a torride summer day,
are dug by guys like me
others in the CCC.
D.E.M., Arcardia, RI
(Upon entering the CCC, each enrollee subscribed to the following oath. It is a contract between
enrollee and the U.S. Government, and should be lived up
to in each respect.)
I, _______________ , do solemnly swear that the information given above as to my status is correct.
I agree to remain in the Civilian Conservation Corps for the period terminating at the discretion of the
States between ..................... unless sooner released by proper authority, and that I will obey
those in authority
and observe all the rules and regulations thereof to the best of my ability and will
accept such allowances as may be
provided pursuant to law and regulations promulgated pursuant
thereto. I understand and agree that any injury received
or disease contracted by me while a member
of the Civilian Conservation Corps cannot be made the basis against the government,
except such as I
may be entitled to the Act of September 7, 1916(39 Stat. 724) ( an act to provide compensation for
employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties and for other
and that I shall not be entitled to any allowances upon release from camp, except
transportation in kind to the place
at which I was accepted for enrollment. I understand further that
any articles issued to me by the United States
Government for the use while a member of the
Civilian Conservation Corps are, and remain, property of the United States
Government and that willful
destruction, loss, sale, or disposal of such property renders me financially responsible
for the cost
thereof and liable to trial in the civil courts. I understand further that any infraction of the rules
regulations of the Civilian Conservation Corps renders me liable to the expulsion therefrom.
So help me
CCC Camp Information (1933-1942)
number of camps operating in U.S. per year: 1,643
Total number of different
Highest elevation of CCC camp: 9,200 feet above sea level in
Lowest elevation of CCC camp: 270 feet below sea level, Death Valley,
Camp locations: Every state in the Union, plus Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands
Total cost: $3,000,000,000
Approximate cost per enrollee per year for food, clothing, overhead, and allotments to dependents:
Allotments to Dependents: $662,895,000
Number of people directly benefited from enrollees’ checks: 12 million to 15 million
Value of Work in 1942 Dollars: $2 billion
of roads built: 125,000
Miles of telephone lines strung: 89,000
Miles of foot trails built: 13,100
benefited from erosion control projects: 40 million acres
Stream and lake
bank protection: 154 million square yards
Range revegetation: 814,000 acres
Firefighting days: More than 8 million
of enrollees who died fighting Fires: 79
Overall death rate: 2.25 per thousand
State parks developed: 800
development: 52,000 acres