It's not too early to think about your Summer plans. If you love nature and the outdoors, this might be an opportunity for you .

The Connecticut Forest and Park Association, ctwoodlands.org has a posting about a paid Summer internship for any 18 to 24-year- old people in our state. Part of the information is as follows.

The Summer Trail Crew is a paid internship program offered by CFPA.

The Crew, typically 5-6 members, performs trail maintenance, repair and construction projects on the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System in Connecticut. The Crew works on projects large and small to improve the trails, the hiker experience, and to reduce impacts to natural resources along trail corridors. Crew members will learn from, and work closely with, professionals and experienced volunteers in implementing sustainable trail building techniques. Members are expected to hike up to 5 miles a day, carry their tools and gear, and actively contribute to the work being done.

The Trail Crew season is 10-11 weeks from June-August. If you are interested you must apply by April 1st. You are asked to provide a resume with three references and a letter of interest to Clare Cain, Trails Stewardship Director at ccain@ctwoodlands.org.

For the official position description and application specifics, click on ctwoodlands.org

A bit of money in your pocket, plus the gratitude of working to keep the great outdoors, great!

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