Maryland Conservation Corps Recruiting for September Class

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Stewardship and Real-World Job Training for Young Adults

Photo of Maryland Conservation Corps crew repairing a cabin roof at a state park.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesis now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults aged 17-25 in extensive conservation, environmental, and natural resources management projects across the state.

The department seeks to hire 35 full-time members who will work on seven teams for an 11-month period, beginning in late September 2019.

In an average year, Maryland Conservation Corps members will:

  • Conduct interpretive state park programming
  • Help preserve rich historical heritage sites
  • Improve park nature centers
  • Maintain hundreds of miles of trails
  • Plant thousands of trees
  • Provide environmental education programming for Maryland students
  • Restore wildlife habitat
  • Support the improvement of the Chesapeake and coastal bays
  • Work with schools to plant bay grasses

“The Maryland Conservation Corps provides young adults hands-on, real-world experience in a team-based environment that supports community service and conservation stewardship,” Maryland Park ServiceSuperintendent Nita Settina said. ”This outstanding program is a win for our state parks, the Chesapeake Bay, and our youth.”

To be considered, interested individuals must submit an online application. Placement will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Maryland Conservation Corps program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.