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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Corporation for National and Community Service is awarding $351,583 to the Maine Conservation Corps to work with communities to create and maintain trails in Maine State Parks and on public lands.

The money is part of $1.29 million the corporation is giving to three Maine AmeriCorps organizations. The Maine Conservation Corps is part of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Department Commissioner Walt Whitcomb says the money will "help build infrastructure in our public places that generations of visitors can enjoy."

AmeriCorp national service members plan to work on summer trail projects in Vaughan Woods State Park in South Berwick, Tumbledown Mountain in Weld, and Schoodic Woods in Winter Harbor, among others.

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