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    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Lakeshore Recruits Applicants for YCC

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Date: March 20, 2008

(MUNISING, Mich.) 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 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 eight weeks from June 9 to August 1, 2008. The YCCer's work a 40-hour week and receive $7.15 per hour ($7.40 after July 1).

Applications must be received no later than Friday, April 18. They must be submitted Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, N8391 Sand Point Road, P.O. Box 40, Munising, Michigan 49862.

Enrollees are selected from among all youth submitting applications to the Pictured Rocks headquarters office for three 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 April 21. 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 Chief of Maintenance 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.

YCC application (pdf)

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