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Conservation Corps Minnesota accepting applications for 2012

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Conservation Corps Minnesota accepting applications for 2012
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Conservation Corps Minnesota, which provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities for young adults, is accepting applications through Dec. 2 for 150 AmeriCorps field crew leader and member positions in Minnesota and central Iowa for the 2012 program year.

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All projects are completed on public land in cooperation with nonprofit organizations and government agencies like the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Corps members, ages 18 to 25, receive on-the-job training in natural resource management and work on habitat restoration projects. Typical project work includes exotic species management, prairie and oak-savanna restoration, stream bank stabilization, trail building and maintenance, prescribed burning, GPS/GIS mapping and wildland fire suppression.

Crew members receive a living stipend of $1,155 per month (crew leaders $1,565 per month), health insurance, student loan forbearance during the service term, and a post-service AmeriCorps Education Award that may be used for college expenses or to repay qualified student loans.

Apply online or contact Carissa Butler, recruitment coordinator, at carissa.butler@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900, ext. 31.

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