Two Rivers NWR Announces Summer Employment for
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge will hire three
youths for the summer of 2013 to be part of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)
program. The program will run from June 3 to July 26, for a total of eight
In March the YCC program was postponed due to
federal budget cuts. Funding for the program has been restored and Two Rivers
NWR will proceed with the program. Youths who previously applied will need to
re-apply if they are still interested. The new application deadline is close of
business Friday, May 3.
YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that
develops an understanding and appreciation in youth participants of the
nation's environment and heritage. YCC enrollees are employed by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, part of the Department of Interior.
Projects may include preparing for public events,
building trails, facility maintenance and improving wildlife habitat. An
education component is incorporated into weekly projects.
The program is open to youths ages 15-18. Interested
applicants must be 15 years of age by June 3, 2013 and cannot turn 19 years old
on or before July 26, 2013. Three participants will be selected by random
drawing. Selected applicants will be paid the Illinois minimum wage of $8.25
per hour and work 40-hours per week.
If you meet the age criteria and have an interest in
the outdoors and wildlife conservation, visit the refuge’s website at www.fws.gov/refuge/Two_Rivers
to download a copy of the YCC application.
Applications must be mailed or delivered in person on or before May 3,
to Two Rivers NWR, HC 82, Box107, Brussels, IL 62013.
For more information about the YCC program, call Debbie
Kuhn or John Mabery at 618-883-2524.
If you meet the age
criteria and have an interest in the outdoors and wildlife conservation, submit
an application by mail or in person on or before May 3 to:
Two Rivers NWRHC 82, Box107Brussels, IL 62013
Click here to download the application
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These white birds are one of the largest birds in North America. At Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge you'll see flocks with black tipped wings flying in lines and soaring high into the air on thermals.