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Yellowstone National Park is recruiting for its 2009 Youth Conservation Corps program, an eight-week residential work program.

Each year, the YCC recruits people between the ages of 15 and 18 to work under adult leadership to complete conservation projects and a wide variety of resource management, maintenance and research projects. The 2009 program will run from June 20 through Aug. 15. Participants will be required to live on location; room and board will be provided at minimal cost. Wages will be set at the federal minimum wage. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and be 15 years of age by June 20 but not more than 18 years of age by Aug. 15.

For more information and/or an application, contact the YCC program manager by calling 307-344-2148, writing to YCC Program, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190, or visiting www.nps.gov/yell/parkmgmt/yccjobs.htm. Completed applications must be sent to the address noted above and postmarked by March 15. A 30-member camp will be selected randomly from qualifying applicants.

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