March 14, 2014 For Immediate Release Becky Loncosky (301) 416-0536
Catoctin Mountain Park Announces 2014 Youth Conservation Corps Program
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Catoctin Mountain Park.This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to spend their summer doing meaningful work in a National Park site!The YCC
program is scheduled to last for eight weeks beginning on June 23, 2014 and ending on August 15, 2014.
The program is open to young men and women 15 through 18 years of age.All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed on the back of the application will be considered.The position will require daily outdoor labor, working in heat, and using a variety of hand tools.The 2014 work projects include monitoring of fish populations, gypsy moth monitoring, exotic plant control and removal, trail maintenance and construction, and painting projects.Enrollees will be selected through a random drawing.Please note, previous enrollees may only be considered in the event that an insufficient number of new applications are received.The rate of pay will be $7.25 per hour.
Applications may be obtained from local high school guidance counselors or by contacting Becky Loncosky at Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Completed application forms must be mailed to Ms. Loncosky at the above address by April 15, 2014.
If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact Becky Loncosky at (301)416-0536 or Becky_Loncosky@nps.gov.
Catoctin Mountain Park is one of over 400 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Our website address is www.nps.gov/cato.The Visitor Center (301-663-9388) is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. Emergency or after hours calls should be directed to the National Capital Region Communications Center at 1-866-677-6677.
Did You Know?
The Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock is an organization formed by fly fishermen in the late 1930’s meeting near Hunting Creek. Their mission is to promote the knowledge, skill, and love of the sport of fishing to our youth. An Indian Jungle Fowl feather, was worn as a symbol by early group members.