Washington-- Some teenagers can get an opportunity learn about the great outdoors and get paid.
In response to President Obama's call to expand opportunities for summer employment for young people and connect them with the great outdoors, several other agencies got involved to identify those places.
The summer work opportunities for more than 20,000 young people, ages 15-25 will be in national forests, national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands.
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Interested persons in North Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee:
Bridging the Forestry Diversity Gap: Chattahoochee, Cherokee and Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests will work with Groundwork Hudson Valley and The Wilderness Society to recruit 16 youth ages 18 to 21 New York to introduce participants to camping, develop job readiness, leadership, and team-building skills. The eight member youth crews will restore 24-plus miles of wilderness trails to standard over two years in areas prioritized by the Forest Service- $25,000 Forest Service; $76,672 non-federal funds