ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Youth Conservation Corps AcceptingApplications from Community Organizations Community groups in Nova Scotia are being offered a helping handwith environmentally friendly projects for the 16th summer in arow. The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps is once again lookingfor project proposals that will help community groups completeenvironmental projects while providing people between the ages of17 and 24 with valuable work experience from June 27 through Aug.26. Eligible projects can be sponsored by community groups,businesses, government agencies, industries, institutions orenvironmental organizations. Projects must fall into at least oneof six categories: watershed management, waste resourcemanagement, pollution prevention, environmental education andinterpretation, air quality management or climate change. “The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps and our communitypartners provide a great summer work experience for young NovaScotians,” said Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash.”Last year youth corps members worked on environmental educationprojects with Clean Nova Scotia and water quality projects withthe L’Ardoise Economic Association of Development.” The youth conservation corps program will pay 75 per cent of thelabour cost of a two-, three-, or four-person crew — a value upto $8,032.50 — and provides up to $100 towards project expensesand $50 towards mileage per project. It provides administration,recruiting, and payroll services. It also trains workers inemergency first aid, occupational health and safety, workplacehazardous materials information system, and basic environmentalissues. Community partners are required to provide the remaining 25 percent of the cost of labour — up to $2,677.50 — and any otherexpenses. They are also responsible for specific project trainingand day-to-day supervision of the student workers. Additional information is available on the program’s website at: www.gov.ns.ca/enla/ess/ycc/ . Potential community partners can also telephone 902-424-4924 foradditional information. Project proposals must be received no later than Friday, March 4.