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Contact: Mark Engler, 402-223-3514
Homestead National Monument of America is now accepting applications for the summer 2011 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15-18, who work and learn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the
YCC enrollees will work together and individually to accomplish conservation and maintenance work at Homestead National Monument of America. This eight-week program will begin on Monday, June 6, 2011. Enrollees must have a desire to work in the outdoors. Proposed projects for the 2011 summer include removing exotic and other invasive species in the tallgrass prairie, boundary fence construction, grounds maintenance and painting. YCC enrollees must be at least 15 years of age and cannot reach 19 years of age during the term of employment; be a permanent resident of the
Enrollees will be paid the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and work 40 hours each week. Interested persons may pick up an application at Homestead National Monument of America between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or have an application mailed by calling 402-223-3514. Completed applications must be returned (or postmarked) by April 1 to Homestead National Monument of America,
For more information, please contact Homestead National Monument of America at 402-223-3514. Visit us at www.nps.gov/home/. The National Monument is located 4 miles west of Beatrice on Nebraska Highway 4. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. on weekends. All events are free of charge.