NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to help protect the environment.

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. 

Conservation Corps crew members earn $10 per hour and will work Saturdays from Sept. 22 through Nov. 10, 2018. 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.

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“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," Freeholder Charles Kenny, chair of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee, said.  

“Through this program, we promote good environmental practices and the development of our younger residents in a responsible and economical way,"  Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios, said.

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.

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 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.