Corpsmember – Adult Conservation Trail Crew – Camping Crew- Fall 2017
The adult camping crew members work as a crew to perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation ; work outdoors in all types of weather; attend 1 week of mandatory crew training; work 9 days-on while camping at worksite with 5-days off (house not provided for off days); based and traveling out of our Chattanooga, TN office; learn and apply LNT principles and outdoor living skills. Crews will work in a variety of locations throughout the greater southeast area. Project work may include but is not limited to: trail construction and maintenance, timber and stone structures, invasive weed removal, and corridor clearance. This is a fantastic entry level position for those interested in or passion for National Park Service or Forest Service employment, Conservation work, Environmental education, outdoor education, outdoor recreation, travel, adventure, hardwork, and looking to gain new skills while challenging yourself.
Age Requirements: 18-26 years
Start Dates: September 11, 2017
End Date: December 5th
Compensation: $300/week, paid training, and an AmeriCorps education award.
About Southeast Conservation Corps
Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), formerly known as Southeast Youth Corps, operates conservation service programs throughout the Southeast that focus on empowering young people to cultivate compassion, responsibility and grit through community service, hard work and environmental stewardship.
Building upon the foundation of the Civilian Conservation Corps, SECC is focused on connecting local youth to the natural environment through service learning, personal development and recreation. SECC offers a variety of opportunities, including both an adult conservation crews and youth conservation crews, youth mountain biking program, and Trips for Kids--Chattanooga.
The SECC office is located in Chattanooga, TN, nestled between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. This ideal location allows the Southeast Conservation Corps to engage a diverse population of young adults in broad range of conservation service projects and recreation opportunities within some of the oldest and most biologically diverse forests in the eastern United States.
SECC operates trail crews in the spring, summer and fall for adults and young adults. Project work can include trail work, chainsaws, brush cutters, crosscuts, invasive specie removal, stone/timber/wood structures, bridges and historical preservation. SECC also offers natural resource internships.
Location: Based out of Chattanooga, TN just miles from world renowned rock climbing, hiking in the Appalachian Mountains and Great Smokey Mountains National Park, and whitewater kayaking in the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers. Within the city limits you can paddle board, mountain bike, rock climb, hike, trail run, and fish.