Youth Outdoors Bridges crew members (ages 15-18) add value to their communities, the environment and themselves through their dedicated service. Crew members participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and complete environmental restoration projects. Projects may include rain garden installation, invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, energy conservation activities, wildlife habitat construction, prairie restoration and leading volunteers. Most projects will occur in the Twin Cities metro area and in Afton State Park; some projects may be scheduled outside the Metro area. Crews will “spike,” or camp overnight at Afton State Park every other week. Additional one-night spike trips may be required.
This is a commitment to a full summer program, including work, camp chores, and evening recreation and education (this includes weekend activities during the final three weeks of the program). The last three weeks of the program take place at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minn. This requires being away from home for three weeks, participating in work projects and educational activities with the crew. Priority consideration for the Bridges program will be given to applicants who previously participated in Youth Outdoors.
Program dates, schedule and compensation:
Location: Projects will take place in one of three locations during the program term:
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Preferred Deadline: May 4, 2018
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