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Youth Conservation Corps

Submitted photo From left, Ashley Neumiller of Carrington, crew leader Katie Whitehead of Sparta, Wisconsin, and Jamestown’s Cohl Hatch and Justin Briss, participated in the Youth Conservation Corps program at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge this summer.

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From left, Ashley Neumiller of Carrington, crew leader Katie Whitehead of Sparta, Wisconsin, and Jamestown’s Cohl Hatch and Justin Briss, participated in the Youth Conservation Corps program at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge this summer. The crew maintained a 1 1.3-mile nature trail and two day-use areas, aided in rebuilding the auto tour observation deck, monitored blue bird houses and participated in waterfowl nest searches and butterfly surveys. They also were active in controlling invasive plant species, while learning to identify numerous plant and wildlife species. Applications for the Youth Conservation Corp are distributed to area schools annually in March, or are available at Arrowwood NWR.

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