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Summer jobs for Central Washington teens

Ecology Youth Corps offers work experience and protects Washington's environment



Contributed CLEAN UP: Ecology Youth Corps works for a cleaner environment.

The Washington Department of Ecology's Central Regional Office in Union Gap plans to hire 72 teenagers throughout Central Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps.

In 2015, Ecology Youth Corps crews picked up 1.1 million pounds of litter and cleaned 5,244 miles of roads statewide. Since 1975, the program has hired more than 12,000 Washington teens, offering them work experience, a summer job, and the chance to preserve Washington's natural beauty and protect our state's environment.

Teens chosen for the youth corps will work up to 35 hours per week, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. They will be assigned to one of six crews, based in Goldendale, Ellensburg, Richl...

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