Wildlife refuge transportation

March 15, 2009

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold the second in a series of planning meetings for the Patuxent Research Refuge to help develop a plan for improvements in transportation for the refuge.

Comments from members of the community are being sought to help with planning. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, near Laurel.

brad_knudsen@fws.gov.

Youth corps

The Patuxent Research Refuge will be host to a Youth Conservation Corps program this summer. The employment program for ages 15 to 18 offers learning through participation in outdoor conservation projects.

Participants work full time for eight weeks and earn minimum wage. The program runs from June 22 through Aug. 14. Those who enroll are expected to participate in the entire program. Applicants provide their own transportation.

Participants are also offered educational activities.

Those interested can call 301-776-3090 or visit http://patuxent.fws.gov to obtain an application form or additional information. Applications must be postmarked by April 13 and sent to YCC Coordinator, Patuxent Research Refuge, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, Md. 20708.

Selection will be by lottery.

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