LMNRA to conduct summer youth program

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area will once again be conducting a youth program this summer.The summer youth work program will be conducted under the authority of the Youth Conservation Corps through the National Park Service.LMNRA will hire four youth enrollees between the ages of 15 and 18. The program will run for eight weeks, from June 4 to July 27, 2012, and enrollees must be available to work for the entire duration of the program.Enrollees will be paid $7.25 an hour and will work a 40-hour week. National Park Service maintenance personnel will supervise the work crew and manage the program. Work to be accomplished includes roadside maintenance and removal of brush and debris, cleaning and rehabilitation of front and backcountry campsites, trail maintenance, and rehabilitation and painting of picnic shelters and other park facilities. Enrollees must provide their own leather work boots with an eight-inch-high top, jeans, and work shirt. Hard hats and other safety equipment will be provided.Youth may apply from Feb. 6 through Feb. 23, 2012. Applications may be picked up at LMNRA headquarters at 419 East Broadway in Fritch, next to the Pantex Federal Credit Union building. Park headquarters are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.A resumé may also be submitted along with the application if it is attached to the application. Applications must be completed and returned by the close of business on Feb. 23, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by mail no later than April 6, 2012.For more information, contact Administrative Officer Rose Pollard at park headquarters at 806-857-0301.