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. 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 Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District apprentice will be based at Chisago SWCD office in North Branch.
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. The apprentice may arrange educational credits. The service term runs May 19-Aug. 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.