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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 13, 2017, will last for 8 weeks through August 5, 2017.  Pay will be minimum wage and 40 hours each week. 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 by April 29, 2017. 
  • Hand delivered - applications must be received at the Visitor’s Center no later than 4:00 pm on April 29, 2017.    
  • Faxed – applications may be faxed to (608) 565-3160 and must be received no later than 4:00 pm on April 29, 2017. 
Applicant selection will be by a random drawing open to the public on Friday, May 5th at 3:30 pm at the Visitor Center. Selected applicants will be notified on or before May 12, 2017. 

Contact Us:


For more information contact Acting Refuge Manager, Leann Wilkins, or at (608) 565-4401.


Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017
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