The DCR Office of Cultural Resources recognizes the significance of CCC work as a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State Parks system and offers technical assistance to these entities to ensure the preservation of buildings, structures and landscapes attributed to the CCC. In addition to yearly maintenance performed on CCC camp sites, water holes, structures and monuments, listed below are some of the preservation success stories completed by park staff, the DCR CCC Program Committee, friends groups, and the Office of Cultural Resources.

1984 - Blue Hills Reservation , Milton

  • Installed a monument marking site of Camp SP-1.

 

1986 - Breakheart Reservation , Saugus

  • Installed a monument marking site of Camp SP-17.
     

1998 - State House, Boston

  • Commemorated the 65th Anniversary of the creation of the CCC and its work in Massachusetts State Parks by recognizing 200 CCC alumni, and their families, on March 31, 1998.

 

1998 - Statewide

  • Implemented a program to identify CCC resources in state parks and forests with bronze historic markers and wayside interpretive panels.

1998 - Pittsfield State Forest , Pittsfield

  • Rehabilitated and rededicated the CCC Administration Building.

 

1998 - Statewide

  • Created a traveling exhibit of CCC photos, documents and artifacts.

 

1998 – Mount Greylock State Reservation

  • National Register of Historic Places designation of summit area, influenced by intact and distinctive rustic-style CCC-built structures and landscaping.

 

1998 - Monroe State Forest  ,Monroe

  • Rehabilitated the CCC-built Raycroft Lookout with the Student Conservation Corps.

 

1999 - Mohawk Trail State Forest , Charlemont

  • Rehabilitated the CCC-built log cabins.

 

1999 - Statewide

  • Completed the Statewide Survey of Civilian Conservation Corps Resources - a comprehensive inventory and strategic plan for the preservation of CCC structures within the DCR system.

 

1999 - Statewide

  • Published the interpretive brochure, The Civilian Conservation Corps, Shaping the Forests and Parks of Massachusetts.

 

1999 - National

  • The Massachusetts CCC Initiative received the Vernacular Architecture Forum of North America’s Paul E. Buchanan Award for Excellence in Fieldwork, Interpretation and Public Services.

2002 - Freetown-Fall River State Forest , Freetown

  • Installed the Civilian Conservation Corps Worker Statue, a 6-foot bronze statue with commemorative bronze plaque. This was the 18th statue installed in a nationwide effort to recognize the accomplishments of the CCC.

 

2002 - Statewide

  • The Governor of Massachusetts signed an act annually designating March 31st as Civilian Conservation Day.

 

2003 - Mohawk Trail State Forest , Charlemont

  • Rehabilitated the CCC-built Administration Building/Lodge.

Blue Hills Reservation
CCC rustic stonework construction, Eliot Tower, Blue Hills Reservation
Mohawk Trail SF
CCC-developed park infrastructure, administration building, Mohawk Trail State Forest

CCC Worker Statue