There is another option available for young adults who are interested in pursuing an environmental education in New York State.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launching of the Excelsior Conservation Corps for residents aged 18 to 25.

The ten-month-long service program begins in January 2016 and officials say that fifty participants will be enrolled.

Funding for the program will come from several sources.  According to a written release the Governor's Office says that $1.9 million will come form the combined efforts of the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, the State University of New York (SUNY).  Monies from the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, in partnership with the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, has committed AmeriCorps AmeriCorps funding to the program as well.

Officials hope that private donations will also be secured.

Every participant will earn a stipend.

For requirements and an application visit The New York State Excelsior Conservation Corps at:




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