FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SMC HIRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PAID TRAIL CREWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SMC HIRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PAID TRAIL CREWS

Contact: Executive Director, Gabe Howe

Phone: 541-708-2056

Email: howegabe(a)gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SMC HIRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PAID TRAIL CREWS

10 April 2013 | Ashland, OR – The Siskiyou Mountain Club is looking for high school seniors from southern Oregon who want to participate in a 15-day trail project and get $1500 for college.

The summer program runs July 2-16, and there is a mandatory orientation June 1-2. The youth crew will be rehabilitating and maintaining a network of trails in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area that has suffered from ongoing damage from the 2002 Biscuit Fire.

Participants will learn how to use a crosscut saw and properly remove brush, as well as adopt strong leadership and other life skills. They’ll spend fifteen days camping in the Kalmiopsis’ remote recesses.

Serving on the crew is the award’s only term. $1500 will be awarded through each participant’s college’s financial aid department. Only students attending accredited colleges starting fall 2013 are eligible. We highly encourage part-time, non-traditional and community college students to apply. ­­

“This can be a leg up in the work-force, and in the classroom,” says Austin Kasner, 2012 SMC volunteer, 2013 Southern Oregon University graduate, and employee at Standing Stone Brewery. “It definitely helped me get ahead.”

The Club is also hiring youth from southern Oregon for a 10-day crew later in July, working in Ashland’s Soda Mountain Wilderness Area on an ecological trail-conservation project. That is a paid-crew and the dates run July 23 – Aug 1, tentatively.

Apply online for the scholarship at http://goo.gl/lRDWG

Apply for employment at http://goo.gl/glyPZ


Preference will be given to applicants who apply for both. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Inquiries can be made to SMC Director Gabe Howe.

Gabe Howe
(541)708-2056
howegabe@gmail.com

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