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Audubon Society of Rhode Island The Nature Conservancy Rhode Island Youth Conservation League Hand-on Environmental Stewardship Labor Job Positions Available Now Hiring Land Trusts Watersheds Invasive Species Summer Jobs

  The 2018 YCL Crew with leader Kyle Hess  

RI Youth Conservation League


RI YCL

The Rhode Island Youth Conservation League (YCL) is a project of the Rhode Island Natural History Society, Audubon Society of Rhode Island and The Nature Conservancy. It is funded by grants from the Conservation Stewardship Collaborative Endowment at the RI Foundation. The goal of the project is to create summer jobs for high school students which entail outdoor stewardship work around the state and address three critical needs for Rhode Island:

  • Hands-on labor to steward our precious conservation land.
  • Engaging high school-age youth in meaningful activities in the outdoor environment.
  • Providing job opportunities for high school-age youth.

The Rhode Island YCL team works together on projects for Audubon and The Nature Conservancy as well as land trusts, towns and watershed groups around the state. Do you want to recruit the YCL team? Organizations are encouraged to apply for our Crew in Your Community opportunity!

Paid Positions Available:

Work will include controlling invasive plants, improving wildlife habitat, light carpentry such as signs and fences, native seed collection, community outreach, & more. The work will be intense & challenging, but very rewarding!

All positions will be open until filled.


Crew in Your Community

Recruit the RI YCL team for your environmental stewardship project!

Audubon Society of Rhode Island The Nature Conservancy Rhode Island Youth Conservation League Hand-on Environmental Stewardship Labor Job Positions Available Now Hiring Land Trusts Watersheds Invasive Species Summer Jobs

Installing bird boxes in 2018

Land trusts, towns, watershed groups, etc. are eligible and encouraged to submit proposals for a “Crew in your Community" YCL land stewardship and service day.” Qualifying land organizations will be selected for one day of YCL labor during July and August 2021.

Examples of past crew projects include:

  • Invasive plant removal to create river access
  • Trail boardwalk construction to minimize wetland disturbance
  • Invasive plant removal and trail clearing
  • Fence installation and boardwalk construction

Click here for our request for proposals! (PDF opens in a new window)


For questions about RI YCL, please contact program organizer and Audubon Senior Director of Conservation Scott Ruhren at 401-949-5454 x3004 or sruhren@asri.org.

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

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  • May 2019 - 2020