SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 58
(Senators Green, D. Hall, Stollings, Yost, Prezioso, McCabe, Carmichael, Fitzsimmons, Beach, Williams, Jenkins, Wells and Unger)
Recognizing the Citizens Conservation Corps for their dedicated public service to the communities and citizens of West Virginia.
Whereas, The mission of the Citizens Conservation Corps is to conduct projects and programs that strengthen and revitalize communities; provide self esteem, educational enhancements and employment opportunities through meaningful work experiences for young people; and conserve, develop and enhance natural resources; and
Whereas, Founded as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Civilian Conservation Corps sought to provide meaningful employment to young men as the country faced the economic plight of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression; and
Whereas, In West Virginia the Citizens Conservation Corps built roads and trails, planted trees and designed many projects to enhance the forests, fields and trails across the state; and
Whereas, While the Civilian Conservation Corps folded in 1942, as the nation’s attention turned to World War II, its dedication to the preservation and purification of the land, water and forests, and goals of bettering men and women through their involvement with the land lives on through the Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia; and
Whereas, Representatives of the Citizens Conservation Corps believe that men and women, young and old alike, can benefit from the experiences provided by its programs, and remain focused on the individuals who seek to improve themselves and their communities; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the Citizens Conservation Corps for their dedicated public service to the communities and citizens of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy this resolution to the Citizens Conservation Corps.