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Youth Conservation Corps

YCC2012YCC employees help with a variety of tasks from public events to general refuge maintenance.

Two Rivers NWR Announces Summer Employment for Youth  

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.  


To Apply: 

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 NWR
HC 82, Box107
Brussels, IL  62013

Click here to download the application 

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2014
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