Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) – Ages 14 to 18
July 4 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 3:00 pm
Credit Valley Conservation’s Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) program provides a fun five-day outdoor environmental program. Participants tackle environmental stewardship projects at different sites in their community, our conservation areas and across the watershed.
What: Youth will help with hands-on stewardship projects led by CVC staff. Typically CYC volunteers work on a different project each day. Potential projects may include invasive species removal, maintenance of low-impact development sites, taking care of past planting sites, planting wildflowers, trail maintenance, stream restoration, electrofishing, environmental monitoring and data collection of plants and animals, and habitat construction.
Where: Meet your CVC crew leaders at a local high school Monday to Friday (selected when you register) between 8-8:30am CVC crew leaders will drive you to the worksite to complete the project. At the end of the day, CVC staff will drop you back at the same location around 3pm.
Who: Youth participating in the program, CVC staff and other community and project partners.
Start and End Times: 8am-3pm unless otherwise noted closer to each volunteer day.
Volunteers are supervised and mentored by CVC staff during planned activities. Each day brings a new experience. The program runs for eight weeks during the summer and for two weeks there are pick-up/drop-off locations in Georgetown (July 18-22 and August 22-26).
Registration is on a first come basis. Select a pick-up/drop-off location (e.g., a local school) and week to volunteer based on your schedule and ability to get to these locations. Stewardship project locations change each day. CVC staff will pick you and other youth volunteers up in a CVC vehicle and bring you to the project site. By registering, you are confirming that you commit to volunteering for that week.
Please note: the program runs for eight weeks in the summer, except for the week of August 1st. Please only register for the week(s) you’re available and plan to attend so other youth from the watershed can take part.