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Maine Conservation Corps Opportunity!

November 21, 2009

For interested Spring semester leavetakers:

Maine Conservation Corps is accepting applications for their Trail Training Academy for 2010!

These are very competitive positions, so apply by the deadline date (January 8, 2010)!

About the program: As part of the Maine Department of Conservation, the MCC’s four-fold mission is to: accomplish conservation projects, create conservation employment, provide conservation education, and engage conservation volunteers.

Training topics will include:
Wilderness First Responder – Outdoor Leadership – Managing Conflict – Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance – Chainsaw Safety – Carpentry – Building with Stone and Stonecutting – Griphoist operations – Camping skills – Food planning for groups – Trucks and Trailers.

Successful participants will lead MCC teams from late May until mid August. Teams are young adults (18 or older). Team members are both men and women from Maine and other States.

Sample Projects: Acadia National Park – log staircases and drainage; Appalachian Trail – rock reconstruction of wilderness trails; Maine State Parks – historic trail restoration; Portland Trails – new trail development in open space preserves; Cutler Coast – ocean path restoration.

Benefits: $240 per week during training, $290 -$425 per week after leadership begins, a Maine State Park Pass, Health Insurance, and an AmeriCorps Education award (if eligible) $2360.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

For information and application:
Brenda Webber
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
207-624-6085 (In Maine 1-800-245-5627)

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