Freeholder Director Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina
Chair, Parks and Recreation Committee

High School, College Students Sought
For County Youth Conservation Corps

APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for spring positions with the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve natural areas from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature at the more than 6,850 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

Conservation Corps crew members earn $8.50 per hour and will work Saturdays from March 28 to June 13.  Work will take place primarily at the 825-acre Thompson Park Conservation Area in Monroe and the 1,700-acre John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge, although additional projects are planned at other County open space in South Brunswick and East Brunswick. High school and college students age 16 and over are encouraged to apply.

“Our Youth Conservation Corps members are an integral part of our efforts to provide access to these preserved lands for our residents to enjoy,” said Freeholder Director Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina, chair of the County’s Parks and Recreation Committee.

Spring activities include trail building, reforestation projects, litter clean-up, and wildlife habitat improvements. Applicants should be enthusiastic, self motivated, willing to work and learn as a part of a team and must reside in Middlesex County. Additional qualifications include the capacity to walk several miles and stand for extended periods of time, willingness to get dirty and work outdoors in various weather conditions and the ability to use a variety of hand tools. 

Space is limited. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and application for employment to: Valerie Lysenko, Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation, PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ  08903. Applications can be downloaded at and must be received by Feb. 17. 

A complete job description can be found at the Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation web site, Click on the Middlesex County Conservation Corps tab for a link to the job description. For more information, call Valerie Lysenko at (732) 745-3064.