Redwood National and State Parks Offering Youth Conservation Corps Jobs This Summer

This is a press release from Redwood National and State Parks:

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – Redwood National and State Parks is seeking enthusiastic local youth age 15 to 18 to apply for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) jobs this summer. This highly successful program offers local teens a chance to participate in conservation work throughout Redwood National and State Parks.

This year’s eight-week program begins on June 25, 2018, and ends on August 17, 2018. A total of four young men and four young women will be selected from Humboldt and Del Norte counties at a public drawing. Participants will be paid the California minimum wage of $11.00 per hour for a 40-hour work week. All participants must bring their own lunch and provide their own transportation to and from either the parks’ headquarters building in Crescent City or the National Park Service’s Arcata office.

Specific work projects include:  constructing and maintaining trails and bridges; removing invasive plant species; performing maintenance around historic structures; and assisting park hydrologists, fisheries biologists, and fire management fire staff. Participants will be required to do hard physical work, hike long distances and may be exposed to insects, poison oak, adverse weather, and difficult working conditions. Natural and cultural resource education is incorporated into the eight-week program.

To apply, interested youth meeting the qualifications should complete a YCC application form available at local high school counseling and career development offices in Del Norte and northern Humboldt counties. Applications are available in both English and Spanish.  All applications must be completed and returned to Redwood National and State Parks (or post-marked) by April 23, 2018. Applicants will be selected on a random basis and will be notified of selection.

For more information about the program or to how receive an application, contact Lynn Erickson-Levi at (707) 465-7737 or lynn_erickson-levi@nps.gov

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