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Youth Conservation Crews

Want to make a difference?

Youth Conservation Crews empower teens age 15-18 to engage in conservation projects across the state! Youth crews run during the summer months-June, July, and August and will last between 3-5 weeks, depending on the crew. All crews will consist of 4-6 Members and 2 Crew Leaders.

Crew Options:

Raleigh Youth Day Crew: This crew works with the City of Raleigh to complete trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, forestry, and park improvement projects at Dorothea Dix Park. This program focuses on engaging diverse local youth in meaningful learning and service opportunities.

Durham Youth Day Crew: This crew works with Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) to restore land across Durham. The work can include trail maintenance and construction, invasive species removal, gardening, and more!

Old Fort Day Crew: This crew works with the Forest Service in the Pisgah National Forest to complete trail work. Crew Members work alongside Forest Service Rangers to help maintain trails that are a part of the G-5 Trail Collective. They also gain experience in creating new trails and invasive species removal.

Uwharrie Youth Camping Crew: This crew works with the Forest Service to complete sign and fence installation, painting, mowing, trail maintenance, and habitat restoration. Participants will camp in the field for the entirety their session while under the guidance, facilitation, and supervision of the Crew Leaders and CCNC Staff.

There are two main distinctions between the camping and day crews. Camping crews spend the entire session working and camping together in the Uwharrie National Forest while day crews get picked up from the worksite each day and spend the night at home. Because day crews spend each night at home, we only accept applicants from the local area to fill these crews. However, we will accept applicants from across the state for the camping crew. All youth crews work Monday-Friday, 40 hours a week.

Questions? Reach out to the Youth Program Coordinator Jackie Meyer at jmeyer@conservationlegacy.org!YCC-1.png#asset:212

Find all open member & leadership positions here!

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