Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to improve and protect our environment and don’t mind lifting, bending, and getting dirt under their finger nails.

Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County. 
 

The County recognizes that these natural areas must always be protected from pollution and the forces of nature. We need your help in keeping these areas green and safe. 
 

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Conservation Corps crew members earn $10.00 per hour and will work Saturdays from Sept. 22 through Nov. 10. Work will primarily take place at County Open Spaces in Old Bridge, Monroe and South Brunswick. All students age 16 and over are welcome to apply! 
 

“Maintaining and preserving our open spaces and trails is always challenging, and our Youth Conservation Corps has proven they can rise to the challenge,” said Freeholder Charles Kenny, Chair of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee. “This program has helped countless young people learn skills such as cooperation and responsibility, while their environmental work insures Middlesex County will stay clean, green and healthy.” 
 

“The Board of Chosen Freeholders knows that protecting our environment is a serious responsibility. Fortunately, we have  a great ally in the Youth Conservation Corps,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Through this program, we promote good environmental practices and the development of our younger residents in a responsible and economical way.” 
 

Activities include trail building, litter clean-up, invasive species removal and wildlife habitat improvements in all kinds of weather. Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to work and learn as a part of a team. Also, applicants must be able to use hand tools, walk several miles and stand for extended periods of time. Get ready to get your hands dirty and keep our County green!
 

Space is limited. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume for employment to:

Griffith Boyd
Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 661
New Brunswick, NJ  08903.

A full job description can be found at www.middlesexcountynj.gov. Search “Work With Us.”

Letters of interest must be received in the office by Aug. 3, 2018.

For more information, call Griffith Boyd at 732-745-3064.