The Rhode Island Youth Conservation League (YCL) is an innovative approach to meeting important needs of the local land conservation movement through: 1) greater capacity for stewarding conservation land, 2) sustained, broadened public support for land conservation generally, 3) renewed, strengthened connections between people and nature.
The YCL has been developed, beginning in 2010, by the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island with the hope that it will become a permanent conservation stewardship program for the state. The YCL will:
Recruiting for the 2019 CREW has begun
Do you want to earn money and help the environment? Make friends? Get experience that will improve your future job or college options?
In 2019 the crew will work from July 8 to August 8.
Here’s a flyer about the program. YCL2019_Crew_Ad Please share!
The 2019 application is HERE: YCL2019_Crew_Application
Applications are due May 10.
You can get news of YCL on Audubon’s website for announcements.
In 2018, the crew focused on the urgent land stewardship needs of Audubon Society of Rhode Island and The Nature Conservancy, the Napatree Point Conservation Area in Westerly, and local land trust projects around the state.
In 2019, your projects will include trail building and maintenance, invasive plant removal, and habitat restoration, and include a week on Block Island digging black swallowwort (an invasive vine) out of a pasture in a conservation area. You’ll work hard every day but the time will fly by as you and new-found friends learn new skills and overcome challenges.