CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program that engages young adults ages 17 to 25 in extensive conservation, environmental and natural resources management projects across the state.
The department seeks to hire 35 full-time members who will work on seven teams for an 11-month period, beginning in late September.
Maryland Conservation Corps members conduct interpretive state park programming, help preserve rich historical heritage sites, improve park nature centers, maintain hundreds of miles of trails, plant thousands of trees, provide environmental education programming for Maryland students, restore wildlife habitat, support the improvement of the Chesapeake and coastal bays and work with schools to plant bay grasses.
“The Maryland Conservation Corps provides young adults hands-on, real-world experience in a team-based environment that supports community service and conservation stewardship,” Maryland Park Service Superintendent Nita Settina said. “This outstanding program is a win for our state parks, the Chesapeake Bay and our youth.”
Applications are available at http://dnr.maryland.gov. Placement will be on a first-come, first-served basis.