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Teens encouraged to improve open spaces in Middlesex County

Tom Brenner
Doug Bole saws down a tree during the friends of Princeton Nursery Lands annual cleanup session on Monday, January 16, 2017, inside the Mapleton Preserve in South Brunswick, N.J.

Applications are being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of open space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

Conservation Corps crew members earn $10 per hour working weekdays from June 26 to Aug. 18 primarily at locations in Old Bridge, Monroe and South Brunswick.

Activities include trail building, litter clean-up, invasive species removal and wildlife habitat improvements.

Students age 16 and over are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the capacity to walk several miles and stand for extended periods of time, the willingness to get dirty and work outdoors in various weather conditions and the ability to use various hand tools.

Applicants should send a cover letter and application for employment to Griffith Boyd, Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 661, New Brunswick 08903.

A full job description and a link to a downloadable application can be found at
www.middlesexcountynj.gov under “Work With Us.”

Applications must be received in the office by May 19.

For more information, call Boyd at 732-745-3064.

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