Conservation Corps crew members earn $8.50 per hour and will work Saturdays from September 28 through November 16. Work will primarily take place at County open spaces in Old Bridge, Monroe and South Brunswick. Students age 16 and over are encouraged to apply.
“Our Youth Conservation Corps members continue to be an integral part of our efforts to maintain the open space and trails for our residents to enjoy,” said Freeholder Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina, chair of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee.
“This continues to be one of our more popular programs and with good reason,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “The youth corps is a responsible and economical way of carrying out our land management goals while introducing young Americans to conservation activities.”
Activities include trail building, litter clean-up, invasive species removal and wildlife habitat improvements. Applicants should be enthusiastic, self motivated and willing to work and learn as a part of a team. Also, applicants must have the capacity to walk several miles and stand for extended periods of time, the willingness to get dirty and work outdoors in various weather conditions and the ability to use various hand tools.
A complete job description can be found at the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation Web site,