NC youths to attend conservation orientation

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is launching a first-ever effort designed at getting youths involved with the environment.

An orientation for the first ever North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps is scheduled for Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Science's Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh.

The North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps is a partnership between CTNC and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.

The NCYCC will use high priority conservation projects on public lands to teach youth ages 16 to 24 job and leadership skills, community service and personal responsibility. Sixteen young adults have been hired to live and work together in the seven-week program.

Crews will build trails in the Croatan National Forest and work on a variety of projects in the Research Triangle area as they camp out.

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