Ecology Youth Corps seeks teen applicants for summer jobs

Are you or do you have a teen that is looking for a summer a job that is both in the outdoors and helps the environment?

The Department of Ecology invites all local youth to apply for summer jobs in the Ecology Youth Corps (EYC), which helps clean up roadsides and other public areas.

Youths ages 14 to 17 can apply to work for a 3 to 4 week session with a litter cleanup crew based in King county. Crews also will learn how to better care for the environment while earning $9.32 an hour. Applications are available online.

EYC expects to hire 237 teens for its summer crews this year, 117 of them in Western Washington. EYC is an important part of an overall Ecology-coordinated effort that each year removes more than 3,500 tons of litter and illegally dumped materials statewide.

To learn more about the program check out the Ecology Youth Corps website. Applications close Friday, April 4.

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