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Do you know any young folks who is interested in the environment and passionate about the great outdoors?

BC Parks has launched a Student Ranger Program, which will offer 48 young British Columbians the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with conservation, recreation, community outreach, and Indigenous relations.

The program is the first of its kind to be established with proceeds generated by specialty BC Parks license plate sales.

The province will be able to contribute annual funding of $610,000 for two years from the License Plate program, while roughly $260,000 will come from a partnership between Project Learning Tree Canada and the Canadian Parks Council.

Skills for life

Eight teams of student rangers will be working in parks across the province, including Goldstream Provincial Park here in Victoria, Prince George, Smithers, Kamloops, Black Creek, Manning Park, North Vancouver and Squamish.

“We are giving young adults a chance to gain important job skills in some of the most beautiful parks and protected areas British Columbia has to offer,” said George Heyman, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

“Student rangers will help protect sensitive ecosystems, while preserving the natural, cultural and historical values that British Columbians cherish.”

The Student Ranger program is the first in a series of projects funded by the BC Parks License Plate program that will be unveiled in the coming year.

Young people can apply today!

You can apply to be hired as a Crew Leader – a position which runs from May 21st to August 31st – or a Crew Member, which runs from June 4th to August 24th.

Click here to apply.

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