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YCC 2013

YCC 512x219Thank you for your interest in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  It is a summer job for students interested in experienceing the outdoors and earning a salary.  It is a tough, but very rewarding experience.  

The following is information for you and your parents:


  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Students must be 15-18 years of age during the entire length of the program. 
  • Applications are due Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at the Anahuac office (4017 FM 563) by the close of business, 4:00pm. 


Students are selected through a public random drawing which is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center (4017 FM 563).  Three students will be selected for the program and 2 alternates.  You do not have to be present to be chosen.  The five selected students will be contacted immediately.  Once selected, you MUST bring the following documents to the Anahuac office on *May 16th, 2013 between the hours of 10:00am and 6:30pm or you will be disqualified (including alternates):

  • Documents of U.S. citizenship, which can include either:
  • a passport
  • OR  birth certificate AND a driver’s license
  • OR birth certificate AND Student ID with picture
  • OR social security card AND a driver’s license
  • OR social security AND student ID with picture
  • If the student is under 16, a report card or hospital record may be substituted for the driver’s license
  • Proof of immunization for tetanus, diptheria and polio within the last ten years.  You must  bring a copy of all immunization records with you. 
  • If under the age of 18, your parents must come with you to sign legal documents.


YCC is an eight week program from June 10th through August 2nd, 2013.

  • It is an eight hour workday, Monday through Friday; 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Pay is $7.25 per hour.
  • Participants will have weekends and the 4th of July off, which is a federal holiday with pay. 


YCC students can expect the following type of work, most of which is labor intensive:

  • Trail/Butterfly Garden maintenance
  • Fence construction/repair
  • Coastal erosion abatement
  • Restoration projects
  • Vehicle, equipment and building maintenance
  • Pulling invasive grasses
  • Five educational field trips


Participants will gain experience in a professional setting preparing them for future employment.  As employees, you will be expected to work full days and fulfill the demands of the position you were hired for. Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated. 


If you require more information, please feel free to contact the office.  The deadline for registration is May 1st, 2013 by close of business, 4:00pm.  Applications can be mailed, faxed (409-267-4314) or brought to the office.  GOOD LUCK!           






Jimmy Laurent

Refuge Manager

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge                           




*If you are absolutely unable to come on May 16th, you MUST call BEFORE May 16th, and schedule an appointment for a date no later than May 17th, 2013, 4:00pm.  Failure to contact us and/or attend the appointed time will result in disqualification.

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2013
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