Honor a Civilian Conservation Corps veteran today!
Trees For Tomorrow and countless donors have worked to bring a CCC Worker Statue to our campus in Eagle River. Sunday, June 14, 2015, we dedicated the Civilian Conservation Corps Worker Statue! We have raised 100% of the $28,000 needed to purchase and install the statue. Additional funding is now needed for phase 2 of the project - education and beautification.
The statue will be the centerpiece of an outdoor exhibit designed to:
EDUCATE students and adults about early conservation efforts, Trees For Tomorrow’s history, and the CCC legacy.
INSPIRE people to make responsible lifestyle choices and be good stewards of our natural resources.
HONOR the men of the CCC.
REMEMBER their lasting legacy.
The idea for this project was generated in August of 2013, when Trees For Tomorrow observed the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps during our annual Forest Fest.
CCC veteran Richard Chrisinger who served at Camp Rusk near Troy, Wis., pledged $15,000 toward the project on the condition that Trees For Tomorrow raise the remaining $12,000-$15,000 needed.
With your help, and the help of others who feel passionate about the men of the CCC and their accomplishments, we raised enough to order and place the statue.
What you can do
1. Honor a CCC veteran by purchasing a wooden nameplate (sample below) to be added to a commemorative plaque that is displayed near the statue. Proceeds from the nameplate sale will be used to pay for phase 2 of the project - education and beautification.
Nameplate sample. Actual size 8 inches x 1.5 inches.
2. Make a donation of any amount. Make checks payable to Trees For Tomorrow and send to:
Trees For Tomorrow-Statue Fund
PO Box 609
Eagle River, WI 54521
Trees For Tomorrow is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law.
Trees For Tomorrow fundraising efforts: Contact Cheryl Todea at 715.479-6456, or