Rachel Carson currently hosts a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) camp for 8 weeks each summer. Up to five high school students age 15-18 to work on the refuge and with staff on a wide variety of projects throughout the refuge. In past years some of the projects have included trail repair and construction, boundary posting, assisting with endangered species management, assisting researchers in the salt marsh, building and grounds maintenance, and invasive plant control.
Recruitment takes place between February and April each year. The application period for the 2015 season has ended. To learn more about our program, please review the documents below.
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Rachel Carson was a world-renowned marine biologist, author and environmentalist who served as an aquatic biologist and editor-in-chief for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She has been credited with launching the contemporary environmental movement and awakening the concern of Americans for the environment.