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News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Stewardship and Real-World Job Training for Young Adults

Photo of Maryland Conservation Corps crew repairing a cabin roof at a state park.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesis 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 ServiceSuperintendent 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.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...