DEEP: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Reunion

2017 Press Release
 
October 2, 2017
 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Reunion
On Sunday October 8 in Stafford Springs
 

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the 8th Annual CT Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Reunion will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 at the CT CCC Museum on 166 Chestnut Hill Rd. (Rt. 190), Stafford Springs.  

It will be a time to share photos and tell stories about life in the CCC camps in Connecticut and other states. Author Marty Podskoch will also share stories of the history of the CCC from his new book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy. The reunion will also give visitors a chance to look at the many exhibits and memorabilia that are displayed in the restored Camp Conner Administration building built in 1935. It is one of the best CCC museums in the US.

The CCC was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans in relief families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, providing unskilled manual labor related to environmental conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands.

Volunteers planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America, constructed more than 800 parks nationwide, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways. In nine years, 2.5 million young men participated in restoring morale and public appreciation of the outdoors.
 
In Connecticut there were 21 camps located at these sites:  
         
If you have any questions please notify Marty Podskoch at 860-267-2442 or podskoch@comcast.net
 
 
{Mess call CCC Camp Roosevelt 1933}
 
 
Photo Caption: Hungry Civilian Conservation Corps boys after working hard in the state forest are waiting for their supper at Camp Roosevelt at Chatfield Hollow in Killingworth in 1933.