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SCA Summer Calumet Crew Program

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TheSCA, in partnership with the Chicago Park District Natural Areas,  currently has positions available for the 2016 Young Adult Calumet Crew.

SCA Summer Calumet Crew Program

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s #1 conservation service organization Currently seeking Young Adult applicants, ages 18-25 to help conserve the Calumet Region’s Natural Areas in partnership with the Chicago Park District.

Diverse applicants from the South and West side of Chicago are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: work alongside a crew of 10 crew members, while completing various conservation service projects in the Natural Areas of the Calumet Region. The experience is designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include using manual and mechanical tools to complete a range of projects such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, and tree care. The crew will also participate in Environmental Education Workshops and Outdoor Recreation opportunities throughout the 8 week program.

Program Dates:  July 11th through September 2nd

Program Hours: 7:00am -2:00pm (Monday- Thursday) // 7:00am-3:00pm (Fridays)

Project Sites: Hegewisch Marsh, Indian Ridge, Burnham Wildlife Corridor and other Calumet sites

Transportation is provided from a central pick up location near public transportation

Compensation: $10.00 an hour for 36 hours a week

Qualifications: Must be a minimum of 18-25 years of age; Must have ability to legally work in the US; the ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards; Must have ability to meet on site or meet at central pick up location in the Calumet Region near Public Transportation.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Carina Ruiz at

With the subject line “2016 Young-Adult Calumet Crew”

Go to and complete profile and submit a “Community” application


Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at

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