Daniels expands youth conservation program

Gov. Mitch Daniels says a program that hires young adults to improve Indiana parks and trails has been so successful that
he’s extending it for another year.

The Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps has given jobs to nearly 1,900 residents ages
16 to 24 since it was created this year using federal stimulus money. Corps members have worked on 750 parks projects statewide.

program was set to expire this week, but Daniels extended it through 2010. Daniels says the program has exceeded expectations
and puts young people to work quickly while enhancing Indiana’s natural beauty.

Daniels is also considering expanding
the corps into urban areas.

The state is using $24 million in stimulus money to pay for the program over two years.

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