• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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2013 Youth Conservation Corps Program

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Date: April 11, 2013
Contact: Ron Sacchi, (509) 754-7821

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is now accepting applications for the 2013 summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program.Ten YCC enrollees and leader positions will be recruited.These positions will be located at Spring Canyon, Keller Ferry, Fort Spokane, Gifford, Evans and Kettle Falls.Please indicate on your application the area or areas that you are interested in working.Positions are open to young men and women who have attained the age of 15, but must not have reached the age of 19 during the term of employment.This will be a non-residential camp, and all enrollees must have a social security number prior to entrance into the program.The estimated period of employment is June 16, 2013 through August 10, 2013.Enrollees will be paid a minimum wage for a 40-hour work week.YCC enrollees who have participated for more than 3 weeks in the past will not be considered for the enrollee program, but will be considered for the leader positions.

To apply, contact the National Park Service or a local high school for a YCC application form.The application period will be from April 14, 2013 through April 27, 2013.For further information, contact Sue Halverson, 509-725-2715, extension 20 at Fort Spokane, or Ron Sacchi, 509-754-7821 at Coulee Dam, orRick Hilton 509-738-6266, extension 106 at Kettle Falls.

Did You Know?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.