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“The Civilian Conservation Corps and Erosion Control in the Spanish Valley” by Beth Karpinski

May 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT

Travel back in time and explore the remarkable impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on Southeastern Utah during the 1930s and 1940s.

Join historian Beth Karpinski as she shares the story of the four CCC camps in and around Moab, which played a crucial role in shaping the region’s landscape and infrastructure, as well as controlling erosion in the Spanish Valley.

Discover how the CCC responded to seasonal flooding events and the devastating flood of 1932 by implementing erosion control measures along Mill and Pack creeks and throughout the Spanish Valley. Learn about the various techniques used, such as dams, furrows, trenches, plugs, rock structures, and tree planting, many of which are still visible on the landscape today.

Take this opportunity to enjoy a fascinating look into Moab’s past and appreciate the lasting legacy of the CCC in the area. This event is perfect for history buffs and those interested in the development of Southeastern Utah.


May 18, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
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Moab Information Center
(435) 259-6003
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Moab Information Center (MIC)
25 E Center Street
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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