Mille Lacs Soil and Water Conservation District seeks summer apprentice

Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 37 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota, including Milaca. Apprentices will spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals to learn hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Responsibilities will vary by site and may include communicating with landowners, providing educational materials, monitoring, inspecting sites, preparing reports and other conservation-related activities. The Mille Lacs SWCD apprentice will be based at the Soil and Water Conservation District at the Historic Courthouse in Milaca.
Apprentices will serve as AmeriCorps members and receive a monthly living stipend of $1,210 as well as an education award of $1,468 to use towards qualifying education and student loan expenses. Educational credits may be arranged by the apprentice. The service term runs from May 19-August 15.
Interested candidates should apply online at www.conservationcorps.org/apply by March 21, 2014.
The program is funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund and LCCMR.

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