Need a job? Here’s your chance to plant trees, improve trails and respond to natural disasters

The state Department of Ecology is now recruiting to fill 300 environmental positions in the Washington Conservation Corps to plant trees, improve trails and respond to natural disasters.

The WCC seeks adults, ages 18 to 25, as well as Gulf War-era II veterans, reservists and active duty dependents with no age restrictions, according to a news release. Prior experience is not required.

If hired, the service term begins Oct. 7 and lasts 11 months.

WCC members are eligible for a $6,095 AmeriCorps education award after completing 11 months and 1,700 service hours. Members also are eligible for health insurance and a biweekly living allowance that pays the state’s minimum wage.

To apply, go to

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.