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Environment & Outdoors

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

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Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa
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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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