Maryland Park Service Conservation Corps Programs


Conservation Jobs for Youth and Veterans

The Maryland Park Service manages three different Conservation Corps programs – the Maryland Conservation Corps, the Conservation Jobs Corps, and the Veterans Conservation Corps. These programs offer youth and veterans the opportunity to learn new skills, engage in the restoration and maintenance of parks and public lands, and gain on-the-job experience with the Maryland Park Service and the Department of Natural Resources.

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Maryland Conservation Corps

The Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) provides young adults with opportunities for service in the community and to protect the environment by preserving, enhancing, and restoring Maryland’s natural resources. MCC is an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults in extensive natural resource management and park conservation projects and has been managed by the Maryland Park Service since 1984.

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Conservation Jobs Corps

The Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) provides a wide array of job and life skills training, while engaging youth in conservation service projects that restore Maryland State Parks and other public lands. CJC combines outdoor experiential activities and the power of nature to challenge and enrich the lives of youth while preparing them for future success in the workforce.

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