August 29, 2013

Environmental Protection Chosen to Participate in Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been selected by the Chesapeake Bay Trust as a Host Organization for the 2013-2014 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program.

Beginning in late August, a volunteer selected by the Chesapeake Bay Trust works for DEP for a year, assisting with watershed education and stream monitoring. DEP will provide a mentor, work space, a work plan and liability coverage, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust will pay the volunteer a stipend and provide health insurance.

The program provides leadership and training opportunities for young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are pursuing environmental and conservation careers. It is administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust and funded by the State of Maryland and Constellation Energy

This is the first time Montgomery County has applied to the program, and DEP was one of 25 hosts selected from 75 applicants.

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