The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program this summer at the Morris Wetland Management District.  The YCC is a summer employment program for young people, 15 through 18 years of age, who work, learn and earn together by doing projects on public lands.  Applications for this program are currently available at the Morris Wetland Management District Headquarters, local high schools (Benson, Chokio-Alberta, Hancock, Morris, Minnewaska) and at our website https://www.fws.gov/refuge/morris_wmd/.  All applications must be received at the District Headquarters by 3:00 PM on Friday April 17th.  The 2020 YCC program will run from June 8th through July 31st, 2020.  All applicants must have a social security number and be at least 15 years of age by June 8th, 2020 and no older than 18 years of age on July 31st, 2020.  Also, all enrollees are required to have their salary payments made by direct deposit to their individual bank account.  The YCC program is non-residential (youths will live at home).  Enrollees will be paid $10.00 per hour for 40 hours each week.  Enrollees are expected to be available to work the entire 8-week period and will be required to provide their own transportation to work.  Enrollees will work under the supervision of a YCC Leader on a variety of natural resource projects including, but not limited to, noxious weeds removal, seed harvesting, fence construction and removal, general building and grounds maintenance, and wildlife and plant surveys.  For additional information please contact the Morris Wetland Management District at 320-589-1001.

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