May 16, 2007
Contact: Charles Masten
, (906) 337-1104, ext. 120
Contact: Tom Baker
, (906) 337-1104, ext. 131
Facility Manager Charles Masten has announced that area young people can share in a summer work opportunity offered through the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, administered by Keweenaw National Historical Park, in Calumet, Michigan. Applications are being distributed to area high schools for students between the ages of 15 and 18 interested in applying for the popular YCC program. There are no income restrictions for this youth employment program.
The Youth Conservation Corps, a nationwide federal program for young people, provides opportunities to contribute to the conservation of our national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges through a combined work and environmental education program.
The young people will work with National Park Service professionals on conservation and cultural heritage related projects such as trail and roadside maintenance, vegetation removal, historic stone ruin stabilization, and other facility repair and clean-up projects.
The Keweenaw National Historical Park YCC program will run eight weeks from June 11 to August 3, 2007. YCC enrollees will work a 40-hour week and receive $6.95 per hour, and are selected from among all area youth submitting applications to the Keweenaw National Historical Park headquarters, for three positions in Calumet. The deadline for submitting applications is close of business May 25, 2007. Selections of YCC enrollees are made by random drawing. The drawing and notification of selected employees will take place during the week of May 28, 2007. The names of three alternates will also be drawn for the program, and will fill positions if any of the original selected YCC enrollees decline a position.
Questions about the YCC work program may be directed to Keweenaw National Historical Park YCC program director Charles Masten at (906) 337-1104, ext. 120. Applications must be received by the May 25, 2007 5:00 p.m. deadline.
Keweenaw National Historical Park
P.O. Box 471, 25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913.
Or hand-delivered to park headquarters, currently located at:
200 5th Street, Second Floor
Calumet, MI 49913