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Contact: Becky Loncosky, 301-416-0536
THURMONT, Md. - The National Park Service is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps ( YCC ) program at Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland. This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to spend their summer doing meaningful work in their local national park. The YCC program is scheduled to last eight weeks, from June 19, 2017 to August 11, 2017. The application deadline is April 15, 2017.
The program is open to students from 15 to 18 years of age. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed on the application form will be considered. The position will require daily outdoor labor, working in heat, and using a variety of hand tools. The 2017 work projects include trail maintenance and construction, exotic plant control and removal, monitoring of rare plant populations, gypsy moth monitoring, painting and rehabilitation projects. Enrollees will be selected through a random drawing. Previous participants may be considered only if an insufficient number of new applications are received. The rate of pay will be $8.75 per hour June 19 through June 30 and increase to $9.25 per hour beginning July 1, 2017 to match the new state minimum wage.
Application forms may be obtained from at the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center or by contacting Becky Loncosky at Becky_Loncosky@nps.gov. Completed applications may be emailed or sent to her at the following address: Becky Loncosky, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.
If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact Becky Loncosky at (301) 416-0536 or Becky_Loncosky@nps.gov.