Civillian Conservation Core

Young Men Wanted for Hard Work

Facts about the Civillian Conservation Core

-Formed in March, 1933. Was a part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal Plan.

-Led by Robert Fechner

-Aimed to give jobs to men ages 18-25

-Corpsmen planted trees, dug canals and ditches, built over thirty thousand wildlife shelters, stocked rivers and lakes with nearly a billion fish, restored historic battlefields, and cleared beaches and campgrounds.

-By September 1935 over 500,000 young men had lived in CCC camps, most staying from six months to a year.