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Youth Conservation Corps Program 2017

YCC Composite

The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women from all segments
of society, who work, earn, and learn together doing outdoor conservation projects at
Patuxent Research Refuge. YCC members complete meaningful projects that require hard
work and cooperation. This is work that you can be proud of. Past projects have included
repairing fencing and netting for the endangered species program, building and improving
trails, water control structures, and water impoundments, and contributing to invasive
species removal and wildlife habitat management. YCC members also participate in three
educational field trips throughout the summer and are trained in first aid and CPR.

The YCC Program at Patuxent Research Refuge is open to young men and women from
the ages of 15 to 18 years, who are citizens or legal residents of the United States.
Enrollees work full time (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks and earn minimum wage ($8.25/hr)
The YCC program will run from June 19 through August 11, 2017.

If you are interested in joining the YCC at Patuxent Research Refuge this summer please
ask for an application while visiting the National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent’s North
Tract Visitor Contact Station, or by calling 301/ 497-5701 or 301-497-5611.

To print an application click here.

Mail applications to:
  Patuxent Research Refuge
  YCC Coordinator
  12100 Beech Forest Rd. Suite 138
  Laurel, MD 20708-4036

Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2017. Selection will be by lottery.




 

 

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017
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