Department recruits young adults for conservation corps
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is recruiting 17- to 25-year-olds for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults in extensive natural resource management and park conservation projects across the state.
The program seeks to hire 35 full-time crew members for an 11-month period, beginning in October.
In an average year, Maryland Conservation Corps members will: • Conduct interpretive programs; • 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 students; • Restore wildlife habitat; • Support the improvement of the Chesapeake and coastal bays;
• Work with schools to plant bay grasses.
To be considered, interested individuals must submit an online application along with a writing sample. Department staff will review each application and, if appropriate, invite the applicant to an interview, conduct reference checks and provide a matching opportunity at one of the service sites. Placement will be on a firstcome, first-served basis.
The Maryland Conservation Corps program is funded, in part, by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, the Corps Network and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.