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Environment & Outdoors

Green Visions: wanted: 500 young people to work in nature and get paid for it

Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa

Back in the '30s, during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided natural-resource jobs to out-of-work young men so they could support their families.

The federal government expanded on that program in the '70s with the summer Youth Conservation Corps and the year-round Young Adult Conservation Corps.  And when federal support for the program ended in 1981, Minnesota took up the banner and created the Minnesota Conservation Corps, a program that's looking, now, for a few good young men and women.

A few?

Try about 500.

Information about the opportunities for young people 18-25 is available here.

Information about the youth programs for folks aged 15-18 is available here.

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