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Youth Conservation Corps

YCC_512x219Youth Conservation Corps Crew members work side-by-side refuge staff and partake in experiences that last a life time!

About the Program:

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is hiring four teens age 15 to 18 to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. The employment will begin on June 16, 2014, will last for 8 weeks, and will pay minimum wage. This is a good work experience for teens interested in conservation and working in the outdoors. The program includes 4 hours per week of environmental education. 


Projects include but are not limited to: 

  • Building and improving hiking trails 
  • Landscaping 
  • Painting facilities 
  • Constructing signs 
  • Preparing whooping crane pens 
  • Various other biological, visitor services, and maintenance projects   

To Apply:

Complete a YCC application and return it to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge:
  • US Postal Service - applications must be postmarked no later than April 18th, 2014.  
  • Hand delivered - applications must be received at the Visitor’s Center no later than 4:00 pm on April 18th, 2014.  
  • Email – applications must be legible. Email to with a Subject of “YCC Application” and must be sent no later than April 18th, 2014.  
  • Faxed – applications may be faxed to (608) 565-3160 and must be received no later than April 18th, 2014.  
Applicant selection will be by a random drawing open to the public on Friday, April 25th at 3:30 pm at the Visitor Center. Selected applicants will be notified on or before May 2, 2014. 

Contact Us:




For more information contact Deputy Refuge Manager, Dave Trudeau at Necedah Refuge at (608) 565-2551.  



Last Updated: Feb 22, 2014
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