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Pictured Rocks Recruits Applicants for YCC

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Date: April 26, 2007
Contact: Chris Case, 906-387-2607, ext. 209

Three Youth Conservation Corps enrollees carry a timber over the Sable Creek bridge.
YCC at work in 2006
NPS photo by Ed Lasich

Chief of Maintenance Chris Case has announced that area young people will share in the summer work opportunity offered through the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, administered by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 may apply for the popular YCC program. There are no income restrictions for this youth employment program.

YCC, a nationwide 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 related projects in the Munising district of the lakeshore. Projects will include facility improvements and clean-up, trail maintenance, and the construction of steps, bridges, and boardwalks. The Pictured Rocks YCC program will run ten weeks from June 11 to August 17, 2007. The YCCer's work a 40-hour week and receive $6.95 per hour.

Enrollees are selected from among all youth submitting applications to the Pictured Rocks headquarters office for two positions in the Munising district. Please note there are no positions anticipated for the Grand Marais district.

Selections of YCC enrollees are made by random drawing. The drawing and notification of selections will occur during the week of May 16.

The names of alternates will also be drawn for the program. These young people will be backups to fill positions if any of the original YCC enrollees decline a position.

Questions about the YCC work program may be directed to Pictured Rocks Facility Manager Chris Case, telephone 387-2607, extension 209.

Applications are available at the school, Michigan Works!, and the Pictured Rocks Headquarters at N8391 Sand Point Road in Munising. Applications must be received no later than May 16. They may be submitted Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, P.O. Box 40, Munising, Michigan 49862.

YCC application (pdf)

Did You Know?

The former Grand Marais Coast Guard Station now serves as a Ranger Station at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

When the 729-foot freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald went down on November 10, 1975, the last land-based communication to the ship was from the Grand Marais Coast Guard Station. This station and the Munising USCG Station are now managed by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...