The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults aged 17-25 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 2019.
In an average year, Maryland Conservation Corps members will:
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
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.”
To be considered, interested individuals must submit an online application. Placement will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Maryland Conservation Corps program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.