Conservation Corps

The Conservation Corps is a six-week outdoor program for teenagers ages 14 to 16. Each summer, we hire a crew of teens who work with a supervisor performing parks maintenance and environmental projects, including planting aquatic plants, wrapping trees, removing invasive plants, stream/lake cleanups, playground maintenance and trash pickup throughout MVF parks.

The Conservation Corps begins in June and ends in August, working five days per week, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Monday, June 24 through Friday, Aug. 2, including the Fourth of July or the observed holiday. The program is an excellent opportunity for first-time job seekers and teens interested in the outdoors/environment. After applications are submitted, interviews are scheduled and five teens are selected to work. Those hired will have fun spending time outdoors, learning about the local environment and gaining new job skills.

Applications may be obtained at the MVF Office, 10102 Apple Ridge Road, or click "Apply Online" in the green menu to the right. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 12 . Candidates must have a work permit.

For more information or questions, contact Darlene Richardson at 240-243-2341 or email

Pay rate: $14.20 per hour or Student Service Learning hours