Two Rivers NWR Announces Summer Employment for
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge will hire three youths for the summer of 2014 to be part of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The program will run for eight weeks from June to August.
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 2014 and cannot turn 19 years before August 2014. Three participants will be selected by random drawing. Selected applicants will be paid the Illinois minimum wage and work 40 hours per week.
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 April 11 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.