Civilian Conservation Corps and the Cincinnati Parks
During the 1930s as the country struggled through the Great Depression, the nation was facing an economic crisis, as well as an environmental one. During the same time, President Roosevelt signed the New Deal legislation, creating several work relief programs. One program, the Civilian Conservation Corps, was especially beneficial for Cincinnati. In this CETconnect video, hear how the CCC, known as Roosevelt's Tree Army, was responsible for natural resource conservation, including reforresting Cincinnati's hillsides and making other improvements to the landscape.