The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is announcing the expansion of the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) with the addition of the Climate Conservation Corps (CCC). GLCC crews work on a wide variety of conservation, restoration and recreation projects while 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.
The Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust is an award winning Great Lakes nonprofit organization that has set national records for pollution prevention and implements innovative, science-based programs that achieve documented, measurable results.
This summer the SWP will have 6 mobile crews, comprised of 22 highly trained women and men working on projects to benefit Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron! Projects include; stream restoration, dune restoration, coastal wetland restoration, trail building, wildlife habitat restoration, tree planting, native plant restoration, invasive plant removal, community projects and more!
According to Emily Goodman, the SWP Corps Coordinator,”Much of the real work of Great Lakes protection and restoration involves hand labor. It takes people, not just heavy equipment, to properly restore a riverbank, or dune, or wetland. GLCC crews are helping to build more resilient coastal communities.”
GLCC crews are trained and supervised by experienced crew leaders with a related college degree and are equipped with a truck, tools, safety equipment, and camping gear for overnight stays at remote sites if needed. All crew members wear uniforms and receive Red Cross First Aid along with other project-specific training prior to each field season.
Coming soon; the Lake Superior Volunteer Corps! For more information please contact the Superior Watershed Partnership.