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Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Jobs Available at Redwood National and State Parks, Summer 2010

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Date: April 12, 2010
Contact: Tauna Clausen, 707-465-7321

Redwood National & State Parks Superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke announced today that the parks will host a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. This highly successful program offers young men and women ages 15 through 18 a chance to participate in conservation work throughout Redwood National and State Parks.

This year's eight week program begins on June 21st and ends on August 12th. A total of six young men and six young women participants will be selected from Humboldt and Del Norte counties at a public drawing. Participants will earn $8.00 an hour working four 10-hour days each week. All participants must bring their own lunch and provide their own transportation to and from either the Parks’ Crescent City Headquarters in Del Norte County or the
National Park Service’s Arcata office in Humboldt County.

Specific work projects include trail building and maintenance, painting, landscape projects and general park cleanup. Participants may also assist in backcountry road maintenance and removal of exotic plant species within the park boundary. Natural and cultural resource education is incorporated into the eight-week program, as well as a backcountry camping trip and year-end picnic.

Applications for the YCC summer employment program were distributed to local high school counseling offices in Del Norte and northern Humboldt counties on April 1, 2010, and are due back to Park Headquarters by April 30, 2010.

For more information about the program or to receive an application, call the Human Resources office at (707) 465-7321 or 465-7323, or stop by Redwood National and State Parks Headquarters between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This News release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 34.1 KB)

Did You Know?

Trail through Stout Grove.

While oceans contain most of Earth's carbon, about half stored on land in Redwood National and State Parks is in soils. The amount of carbon in the upper two meters of soil alone is ~14 million metric tons. That's equal to 1% of total U.S. emission in a year!