Pictured Rocks recruits applicants for YCC

MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC) - A summer work opportunity is available for area young people through the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 may apply for the YCC program. There are no income restrictions for this youth employment program.

YCC, a nationwide program for young people, provides opportunities to contribute to the conservation of our national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges through a combined work and environmental education program.

The young people will work with National Park Service professionals on conservation related projects in the Munising district of the park. Projects will include facility improvements and clean-up, trail maintenance, and the construction of steps, bridges, and boardwalks.

The Pictured Rocks YCC program will run 8-10 weeks beginning June 11, 2018. The youth work a 40-hour week and receive $9.25 per hour.

Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, April 25. They must be submitted to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, N8391 Sand Point Road, P.O. Box 40, Munising, Michigan 49862.

Enrollees are selected from among all youth submitting applications to the Pictured Rocks headquarters office for four positions in the Munising district.

Selections of YCC enrollees are made by random drawing. The drawing and notification of selections will occur during the week of April 30.

Questions about the YCC work program may be directed to Pictured Rocks Maintenance Supervisor Kodi Drinken, telephone 387-3110, extension 1401. Applications are available at Munising High School, Superior Central School and the Pictured Rocks Headquarters at N8391 Sand Point Road in Munising.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees who care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at http://www.nps.gov.

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