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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Facility Goes Green

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest new Supervisor’s Office in Rhinelander, Wisc., was re-engineered with “green” features. The use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding helped complete its restoration.  Here students from the USDA Forest Service’s Blackwell Job Corps Center help with the restoration on this 3 year project.

Students from the USDA Forest Service’s Blackwell Job Corps Center help with the restoration on this 3 year project

Students from the USDA Forest Service’s Blackwell Job Corps Center help with the restoration on this 3 year project

On December 16, 2009, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest hosted a very successful Open House, welcoming the public to the new Supervisor’s Office in Rhinelander, WI. Some 300 people toured the building learning about its “green” features and the use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding that helped complete its restoration.

Open House at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest facility

Open House at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest facility

Blackwell student Mario Davis from Inkster, MI, describes his part in the restoration work to Open House visitors.

Blackwell student Mario Davis from Inkster, MI, describes his part in the restoration work to Open House visitors.

The partnership with the USDA Forest Service’s Blackwell Job Corps Center (Laona, WI) was also a highlight of the event with students who helped with the restoration on hand to talk about the Job Corps program and their experiences with this 3 year project. Here Blackwell student Mario Davis from Inkster, MI, describes his part in the restoration work to Open House visitors.

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