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  • Club offers outdoors work for teenagers

  • High school seniors who want to earn money for college next July but don't want to spend their summer indoors can apply with the Siskiyou Mountain Club to help clear trails in the Kalmiopsis and Soda Mountain wilderness areas.
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  • High school seniors who want to earn money for college next July but don't want to spend their summer indoors can apply with the Siskiyou Mountain Club to help clear trails in the Kalmiopsis and Soda Mountain wilderness areas.
    The club is offering $1,500 in scholarship money to students willing to spend two weeks clearing trails in the Kalmiopsis that were damaged by the 2002 Biscuit fire, according to Siskiyou Mountain Club Executive Director Gabe Howe.
    The program will run from July 2-16, with a mandatory orientation on June 1-2. Participants will learn how to use a crosscut saw and properly remove brush, as well as adopt strong leadership and other life skills. They'll camp in the remote Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area during the program.
    Participants will receive $1,500 through their college's financial aid department. Only students attending accredited colleges starting fall 2013 are eligible. Part-time, nontraditional and community college students are encouraged to apply, Howe said.
    The club also will hire youths from Southern Oregon for a 10-day crew that will work in Ashland's Soda Mountain Wilderness Area on an ecological trail-conservation project. The Soda Mountain project is tentatively set to run from July 23-Aug. 1.
    Those interested can apply online for the scholarship at http://goo.gl/lRDWG
    Apply for the Soda Mountain jobs at http://goo.gl/glyPZ
    Applications will be accepted through April 30, and preference will be given to applicants who apply for both projects.
    For details, contact Howe at 541-708-2056 or howegabe@gmail.com
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