Junior Ranger Program – Building a Future
The Junior Ranger Program is a youth employment program which incorporates job skills, stewardship and environmental education. Open Space and Mountain Parks has been providing a means for students to engage in meaningful work that makes a difference to our open lands, parks and community since 1965.
Junior Rangers are teens 14 to 17 years old from Boulder and the surrounding area. Crew members are hired through a selective application and interview process to serve for five weeks during the summer.
Junior Rangers contribute to essential maintenance projects on Open Space and Mountain Parks. The department relies on the program to accomplish a major portion of the general maintenance conducted on system trails.
Job duties include general trail maintenance, noxious weed removal, clean-up work and other maintenance projects. Junior Rangers participate in environmental education and team building activities that help define their work experience. Participants are encouraged and supported in exploring the land around them - defining their relationship to the land on which they work and live.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:20