2018-03-08 / Community

Conservation Corps now hiring for season

MARQUETTE – The Superior Watershed Partnership is hiring over 30 seasonal crew members and crew leaders for the 2018 Great Lakes Conservation Corps and the Climate Conservation Corps. The Great Lakes Conservation Corps program has been steadily growing and now has crews working throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with projects that benefit communities on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

The Great Lakes Conservation Corps implements a wide variety of conservation projects such as habitat restoration, erosion control, stream restoration, tree planting, native plant restoration, invasive species control, public access projects and trail building. For example, the GLCC builds trails, bridges and boardwalks for many local, state and federal partners including the North Country Trail Association, Noquemanon Trail Network, Tahquamenon State Park, Ottawa National Forest, Hiawatha National Forest and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The Climate Conservation Corps is specifically dedicated to projects that help coastal communities adapt to climate change and increase community resiliency to more extreme weather events. CCC projects include but are not limited to coastal dune restoration, wetland restoration, green infrastructure, stormwater management projects and riparian buffer restoration. The combination of more severe coastal storms and high lake levels has caused extensive erosion and infrastructure damage in many Great Lakes coastal communities, including Marquette.

For more information contact Emily Leach at emily@superiorwatersheds.org or (906) 228- 6095 ex. 15. Or apply directly at: http://superiorwatersheds.org/ projects/great-lakes-conservationcorps

Application deadline March 30.

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