River Detours and Closures at the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge
The WV Department of Highways and the Federal Highways Administration is replacing the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge on Route 41 in the town of Prince. Construction will require temporary full river traffic closures and long term river detours. More »
Youth Conservation Corps Positions Available
Contact: Robin Snyder, 304-640-0724
Glen Jean, WV, May 12, 2013 - Are you looking for a summer job?Do you like working outside?If you are a high school student between the ages of 15 and 18 years old, then you are eligible for a position as a member of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at New River Gorge National River. Positions will run for eleven weeks, beginning June 3rd and lasting until August 16th following a work schedule of 10 hours a day, four days per week, Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM.The salary for the 10 open positions is minimum wage at $7.50 per hour.
Work projects include trail building and maintenance, maintaining historic landscapes at the historic Nuttallburg coal mine, painting historic buildings and more.All work will be done outside during summer months, with projects ranging from moderate to strenuous.YCC Crew Members will work, learn, and earn together by performing natural resource and maintenance projects that will accomplish a variety of needed conservation and restoration work.Crew Members will develop an understanding and appreciation for the natural environment and heritage.
As a Crew Member, the program will provide a valuable work experience, enhance work skills, increase future employability, and provide an opportunity to work outside and make a difference in your community and in the park.If you are interested in applying, you can find the YCC application on the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/neri/parkmgmt/jobs.htm or you can stop by the park headquarters and Glen Jean and pick up an application.Questions?Contact Terry Groves at 304-465-6514 or Tammy Arrington at 304-465-6538.
Did You Know?
The New River is a very popular warm water fishery. The West Virginia state record for length of Smallmouth Bass - 25.5 inches and 7.5 lbs - was caught in the New River in 1976.