OLYMPIA – With a $1.8 million federal AmeriCorps investment, the Department of Ecology is now recruiting for 300 full-time environmental positions across the state to serve in the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC).
This is an opportunity for young adults and military veterans to gain hands-on experience implementing environmental restoration projects, engaging in environmental education, and providing disaster response services for communities across the state.
To experience the wide variety of projects and opportunities WCC crews support, check out pictures and stories on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.
“It is incredible to watch our members grow into confident, capable leaders during their service,” said Gordon White, who oversees Ecology’s community conservation for shoreline, wetlands, floodplains and WCC activities. “After they graduate from our program, our alumni are highly desirable candidates for private sector and local non-profit entities, or state and federal employers looking for passionate, dedicated environmental stewards.”
WCC is recruiting young adults ages 18-25, as well as Gulf War Era II veterans, reservists and dependents with no age restrictions. Members will begin their 11-month service term on Oct. 2, 2017.
To apply, go to www.ecy.wa.gov/wcc.