Mo. governor creating Youth Corps for state parks


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is planning to put
more than 1,000 young Missourians to work cleaning up state parks.
Nixon says he is creating the "Missouri State Parks Youth
Corps" to provide summer jobs for young people at 85 state parks
and historic sites.
The governor says the youths will pick up trash, cut brush,
build trails and, he hopes, learn to be good stewards of the land.
Nixon spokesman Scott Holste says the $1.8 million program is
being financed with federal work-force investment money earmarked
for creating jobs for young people. The program will be run through
the Department of Economic Development.