More Than a Work Project
Not your average work day: the Northern Bedrock crew canoed and portaged 14 miles into the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Areas to restore a boat house built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Northern Bedrock has identified the need for cemetery care and monument restoration. Corps members follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for monument preservation in Carlton, Minnesota at the Hillside Cemetery.
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With steady hands and deep breaths, Northern Bedrock Corpsmembers apply glazing putty to repair the windows on a boat house in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Removing debris may not be technically challenging, but base stabilization is a vital step towards restoring the Reverend William T. Boutwell House in Stillwater, Minn., which was partially demolished in January of 2015.
While working across the state of Minnesota, Northern Bedrock crews
work, eat and sleep near the project site.
The Lac La Croix Guard Station Boathouse was in need of exterior maintenance: without it, the building was at risk of deteriorating overtime due to environmental factors. The corpsmembers sanded, filled checks and stained the log exterior, in addition to reglazing the windows.read more
The Prairie Portage Cabin is located along a motorized portage in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, but all restoration work was performed with hand tools and a little elbow grease.read more
After years of unchecked growth and erosion, many of the gravestones at Hillside Cemetery had been buried. The Northern Bedrock reset many of these lost tombstones and worked to improve maintenance efforts for years to come.read more
Building a Pathway to the Preservation Trades
Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures, and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service.