Whiskeytown is Accepting Applications for Summer Youth Conservation Corps Jobs
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,
Applications must be received by May 14, 2010, in order to be considered. This year there will be 6 positions available. The eight-week program will begin on June 14, 2010 and end on August 6, 2010. Participants will earn $8.00 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 27th year of the YCC program at Whiskeytown NRA.
Information concerning the YCC program may be obtained by calling Wayne Pero at 530-242-3423. For more information about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/whis.
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.