Muscatatuck hiring students for program


Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring four high school students this summer as part of the Youth Conservation Corps program.

The program will begin June 4 and end July 27. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and 15 years of age by June 5 and not have their 19th birthday on or before Aug. 7. Students will be paid $7.25 per hour.

Projects include trail maintenance, habitat restoration/improvement, facility maintenance, vehicle maintenance and invasive species control. There also will be environmental education opportunities.

Physical labor is required, and students may be exposed to insects, poison oak and ivy, adverse weather and difficult working conditions.

Students who have an interest in the outdoors and conservation work and want to get away from the computer or cellphone may visit to download an application.

Applications must be received on or before April 14 and can be mailed or delivered to the refuge at 12985 U.S. 50 East, Seymour.

Recruits will be randomly selected from applicants in early May. Students who are not selected will become alternates in the event a selected applicant cannot work.

Information: or call the refuge at 812-522-4352

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