Summer Youth Conservation Corps Jobs at Whiskeytown
Contact: Wayne Pero, (530)242-3423
Superintendent Jim F. Milestone has announced that Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will be accepting applications for the summer youth job program. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age may apply for a summer job.
Applications may be obtained at career counseling offices at Shasta, Foothill, Enterprise, West Valley, Central Valley, Anderson or Bishop Quinn High Schools and at Whiskeytown Headquarters beginning April 25, 2007. Applications must be received by May 11, 2007, in order to be considered. This year there will be 6 positions available. The eight-week program will begin on June 11, 2007 and end on August 3, 2007. Participants will earn $7.50 per hour. Work is mostly outdoors and will involve performing trail maintenance, bridge repairs, fence building, special projects and lakeshore cleanup. Park Superintendent Milestone stated, “this is a great way for teenagers to learn about work ethics, and working outdoors in conservation in a National Park setting.” This is the 24th year of the YCC program at Whiskeytown.
Information concerning the YCC program may be obtained by calling Wayne Pero at 530-242-3423.
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.