Youth Ecology Corps has ended
See one of YEC's last projects
The YEC crew did conservation work that contractors often wouldn't, including going deep into the stunning Sandy River Gorge.
Metro’s Youth Ecology Corps partner, Project YESS, lost its Federal funding, and has closed its doors as of December 2017. With the loss of its core program partner, this project cannot continue to operate, and this fall season has been the last term for the YEC crew to work, learn and share their talent in Metro’s parks and natural areas.
The youth of the YEC crew were so inspiring to the Metro staff who worked with them. The nature educators, rangers, scientists, technicians and other Metro staff continue to be amazed by their hard work, creative minds and open hearts. Metro is also very grateful for the collaboration, hard work and dedication that Project YESS staff put forward during the three and a half years this program ran.