Photo of Maryland Conservation Corps crew repairing a cabin roof at a state park.The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is 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 Service Superintendent 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.