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Seventeen Forest Service Delegates Attended the Outdoor Nation Youth Summit and Festival in New York City’s Central Park

By Deidra McGee, USDA Forest Service Public Affairs

On June 19 and 20, the USDA Forest Service sent 17 delegates from across the country to join with 520 young adults from across the country for the world’s first two-day Outdoor Youth Summit and Festival in New York City’s Central Park. With the emphasis on youth engagement, the Forest Service thought it was vital to go to the source and ask young people for their ideas and thoughts about conservation in America. Read more »

Community Captures ‘Can-Do’ Attitude

By Megan Harrison, USDA Rural Development Public Relations Intern

As part of USDA Rural Development celebrating June as National Homeownership Month, I travelled to Carlock, Ill., to visit the site of six brand-new homes.  These weren’t just ordinary homes, however.  Not only were they “green” homes, but they were part of a self-help project where the families helped each other build the homes. Read more »