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Summer Youth Employment Opportunity at Saguaro National Park

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Date: March 29, 2019
Contact: Brad Duffe

Saguaro National Park News Release

 
Immediate Release
March 25, 2019                                                                                                                                19-17
Contact:  e-mail us, 520 733-5146 
or e-mail us, 520 733-5139

 
 
Summer Youth Employment Opportunity 
at Saguaro National Park

 
Tucson, AZ – Saguaro National Park is offering a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to teens, ages 15-18. YCC is an 8 week youth employment program for teenagers consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education and outdoor recreation.
 
YCC enrollees will have the opportunity to work on a variety of conservation projects in Saguaro National Park and the surrounding region, including trail work, environmental restoration work, campground maintenance and resource management. A normal work week consists of five eight-hour work days. Most weeks, enrollees will arrive at Saguaro National Park on Monday morning and return home Friday evening for the weekend. During the work week, YCC enrollees will camp remotely at their work site which may be in the park’s Wilderness.
 
Enrollees will be paid $11.00 an hour for 40 hours per week and are tax exempt.
 
In addition to work, enrollees will engage in daily environmental education lessons that will teach them about the local ecology of Southern Arizona and larger public land conservation issues. Enrollees will also participate in various recreational outings including day hikes, backpacking trips, field trips, and more! YCC is not just a work program, it's a chance to learn, play and grow in the natural world.
 
To apply, visit Saguaro National Park’s website at https://www.nps.gov/sagu/getinvolved/ycc.htm or stop by Saguaro National Park-East to pick up an application at the visitor center, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730.
 
Applications will be available April 1 and are due via email or post marked no later than April 30, 2019.
 
For more information, email e-mail us with “YCC Question” included in the subject line.
 
-www.nps.gov-
 
 
office: 520 733 5139
cell: 520 820 2567
 
 



Last updated: March 29, 2019

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