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Contact: Seth Hendriks, 507-825-5464 Ext. 222
YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM FOR SUMMER
(Pipestone,MN) Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today the Monument will conduct a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for the 2014 summer season.The program provides an opportunity for 15-18 year olds to accomplish conservation work and develop an environmentalunderstanding and appreciation of the Monument's natural and cultural heritage.
This year, upto four positions are available working in the resource management and maintenance divisions where participants will spend most of their time working in the outdoors.Work will include exotic species control, assisting with wildlife and vegetation monitoring, and assisting maintenance with grounds and facility upkeep. Work opportunities may also be available inadministration and interpretation during inclement weather.
The eight-week program is scheduled to run from June 16 through August 8,2014. Participants will work a 40-hour week at the rate of $7.25 per hour. All interested area youth 15-18 years old, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible to apply. Selection for positions will be based on merit, skills and interviews.
Applications can be obtained at Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center front desk between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (or) request application via emailing from Seth Hendriks at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed applications may be dropped off at the Visitor Center (or) mailed to: Seth Hendriks, Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation Ave., Pipestone, MN 56164 and must be received no later than Monday, April 28, 2014.
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