March 31, 2016 10:25 a.m.
Phoenix School has opened its second round of recruitment for their Summer Oregon Youth Conservation Corps program.
Coordinator Thomas McGregor says this year sixteen youth will be hired to complete projects partnered with the City of Roseburg, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Nature Conservancy of Oregon, the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management as well as the Umpqua National Forest.
McGregor says that crew members will learn basic work readiness related-skills and about the various careers in natural resources. Activities will range from trail enhancement to brush removal to restoring habitat for wildlife. The activities focus primarily on hand-tool related tasks and working as a team to complete shovel-ready projects which improve public lands.
Work begins on June 21st and goes for seven weeks from Monday through Thursday. Applications will be accepted by email until April 27th. All youth ages 16-24 of age that live in Douglas County are eligible for the program.
Youth hired who are still working toward their high school diploma also earn elective credit for their work. All workers are paid the Oregon minimum wage for their service.
For more information go to www.roseburgphoenix.com and click on the Phoenix Youth Corps section.