High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is “to protect and preserve natural areas from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature” at the more than 7,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

Conservation Corps crew members earn $8.50 per hour and will work Monday through Friday from June 21 to Aug. 13. The hours required are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Work will primarily take place at county open spaces in Old Bridge, Monroe and South Brunswick. Students age 16 and over are encouraged to apply.


“Our Youth Conservation Corps members continue to be an integral part of our efforts to maintain beautiful, open lands for our residents to enjoy,” said Freeholder Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina, chair of the County’s Parks and Recreation Committee.

Activities include trail building, litter clean-up, invasive species removal and wildlife habitat improvements. Applicants should be enthusiastic, self motivated and willing to work and learn as a part of a team. Also, applicants must have the capacity to walk several miles and stand for extended periods of time, willingness to get dirty and work outdoors in various weather conditions and the ability to use various hand tools.

Space is limited. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and application for employment to: Valerie Lysenko, Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation, PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ 08903. Applications can be downloaded at www.co.middlesex.nj.us/personnel/index.asp. All applications must be received in the office by May 17.

For more information or to obtain a complete job description and application, call Valerie Lysenko at (732) 745-3064.

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