Western Colorado Conservation Corps on lookout for veterans

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Western Colorado Conservation Corps is putting veterans to work this summer, but first it needs applicants.

The organization works with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and other state and county organizations to employ ten veterans for seasonal projects, but it still needs nine more applicants for this summer.

The Conservation Corps gives veterans the necessary training then sends them to work on trail clean up, fuel management, invasive species removal and other jobs in the conservation industry.

"It gives them an idea if this is the direction they want to go in their life if they do want to work in a conservative-minded career path," said Marcus Kissner, coordinator of the veteran crew for the Western Colorado Conservation Corps.

The job goes from mid-June through October.

Veterans can apply online at wcccpartners.org/wccc-vet-crew or by going to the office at 2818 1/2 North Ave.

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