The Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance (AWWA) will once again be hiring a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer. The YCC installs erosion control practices such as infiltration stairways, detention basins, and rain gardens on properties surrounding local waterbodies in the border region of Acton, ME and Wakefield, NH. YCC Crew members learn important team working skills, carpentry, native plants, and landscaping and gardening techniques. Applicants ages 15-19 should enjoy working outdoors, be willing to do highly physical labor, and have a desire to help their local environment and community.


All interested applicants should contact Sam Wilson by email at or by phone at (603) 473-2500 if they need a hard copy of the application.

Applications will be due May 1st.

Check out these pictures of past AWWA YCC Crew!

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The 2014 AWWA YCC Crew installs a shoreline buffer.


The 2013 AWWA YCC Crew installs a set of infiltration steps.


The 2012 YCC Crew Poses with a Rubber Razor before installing it.

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The 2014 YCC crew enjoys a hard-earned pizza on their lunch break.


A completed YCC site from 2013 on Great East Lake