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Summer 2012 Youth Conservation Corps Program Begins at Havasu NWR

Region 2, June 4, 2012
The 2012 YCC crew for Havasu NWR participate in river clean up. From right to left: Chris Sheridan, David Chavez, Drew Phelps, Raven Darmody, and Amber Barboza.
The 2012 YCC crew for Havasu NWR participate in river clean up. From right to left: Chris Sheridan, David Chavez, Drew Phelps, Raven Darmody, and Amber Barboza. - Photo Credit: n/a

On June 4, 2012, the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) eight week program for summer 2012 began. Four area youth, between the ages of 15-18, were randomly selected as crew members. This year's YCC crew consists of David Chavez, Drew Phelps, Raven Darmody, and Amber Barboza. Local area veteran, Chris Sheridan, returned for a second year as the YCC Group Leader. Work projects planned for this year's YCC program include: painting several refuge facilities, repairing concrete in an agricultural ditch, installing two ADA accessible benches and six interpretive panels, river clean up, and a myriad of other tasks. The youth will also receive approximately 40 hours of environmental education, such as a guided kayak tour on Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge, lessons on desert survival, and other activities. The summer 2012 YCC program ends on July 27, 2012.

Contact Info: Linda Miller, (760) 326-3853 ext. 22 , linda_l_miller@fws.gov