Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is hiring 4 -5 teens age 15 to 18 to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. The employment will begin on June 15, 2015, will last for 8 weeks, and will pay minimum wage. This is a great work experience for young adults, especially those interested in natural resources conservation and the outdoors. The work experience includes 4 hours per week of environmental education. Planned work activities include constructing trails, surveying butterflies, landscaping, collecting native seeds, installing signs, and various other biological, visitor services, and maintenance projects.Complete an application and return it to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge:
Applicant selection will be by a random drawing open to the public on Friday April 24th at 3:30 pm in the Savannah Room of the refuge headquarters building. Selected applicants will be notified on or before May 1st, 2015. For more information contact Refuge Manager, Doug Staller at Necedah Refuge at (608) 565-2551. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses nearly 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.
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