Outdoors Briefs

Youth activities

Spend summer on the trail

Four temporary seasonal trail work positions are available in the Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest for youth ages 15-18 over the coming summer season. 

Positions include two crew members and two crew leaders with the Youth Conservation Corps. Youth will learn, work and earn together for eight weeks June 21 through July 31 on projects that help conserve the area’s natural resources. Work projects vary depending on location and current needs but may include building trails and campground facilities, planting trees, collecting litter, clearing streams, improving wildlife habitat, building fences and office work. 

The positions involve hard physical labor, and crews work in the woods away from towns. Applicants must be 15 by June 19 and must not turn 19 before Aug. 1. Apply by May 17 at www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/opportunities-for-young-people/youth-conservation-corps-opportunities.


Play sandlot baseball

Signups are open through May 31 for sandlot baseball leagues in Cullowhee and Sylva. 

Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 7 by May 1. Games will be played from 6 to 7 p.m. starting the week of June 7. Participants can play Mondays at the Cullowhee Recreation Park or Wednesdays at Mark Watson Park in Sylva. 

Fee is $25. www.rec.jacksonnc.org

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