Students Sought For Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps

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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 Saturdays from March 26 to June 11. 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.

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“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, the 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 Leone, 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 and must be received in the office by Feb. 23.

A complete job description can be found at the Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation Web site, www.co.middlesex.nj.us/parksrecreation/index.asp. For more information, call Valerie Leone at (732) 745-3064.


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