Department of Ecology News Release - March 17, 2016

Ecology Youth Corps hiring teens for summer jobs in King, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties
Chance to protect Washington’s environment and gain work experience

EYC crew

BELLEVUE – The Washington Department of Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office plans to hire 70 teenagers across Northwest Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps.

Teens chosen for the program will be assigned to one of six crews based in King, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties.

In 2015, Ecology Youth Corps crews picked up 1.1 million pounds of litter and cleaned 5,244 miles of roads statewide. Since 1975, the program has hired more than 12,000 Washington teens, offering them work experience, a summer job, and the chance to preserve Washington’s natural beauty and protect our state’s environment.

Teens chosen for EYC will work up to 37.5 hours per week, either 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. four days per week. Participants will work one of two sessions: June 28 to July 22, or July 25 to Aug. 17, and will earn $11 an hour.

Applicants must be ages 14-17 as of June 28. Applications are due by April 13 and are available through area school counselors or online.

For more information, contact Steven Williams in Ecology’s Northwest Regional office at or 425-649-7048.



Larry Altose, communications, 425-649-7009, @ecyseattle

Steven Williams, litter program, 425-649-7048