Submitted by Norm on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:06
Youth Conservation Corps program to restore the ancient Puye Pueblo site.
Youth Conservation Corps program to restore the ancient Puye Pueblo site.

Santa Clara teens work to restore ancient pueblo August 11th, 2019: Because of the success of the program under the auspices of the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps, Santa Clara has been recognized by the state as a Heritage Preservation Award honoree for Tribal Heritage Preservation. “Selected projects in cultural and natural resource preservation were designed to create temporary youth employment, learning and mentoring opportunities,” according to the awards brochure. “Project goals were meant to inspire youth to embrace nature and pueblo culture, while encouraging healthy lifestyles, and preparing them to become effective, contributing citizens through character development and community action.”