The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps young adult work and conservation learning program. Applications are due January 1.
The program offers 2 levels of participation--
The 10-month program has crew locations in: Altoona; Harrisburg; Meadville; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh, St. Marys; Wilkes-Barre; and Williamsport.
In addition to the community-based crews, a statewide roving crew will be established working out of Harrisburg.
The roving crew will be deployed across the Commonwealth for eight days at a time while working on natural resource management projects. This crew will camp in parks and forests while completing projects.
Community crew members meet at a central location in their program cities to be transported to and from work sites daily.
Most work and activities take place outdoors in all seasons and weather and involve physically demanding labor.
Projects include, but are not limited to, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, vegetation management, facility maintenance, and light construction.
Members also participate in education and training activities related to natural resource management, environmental topics, and recreation skills.