SWP hiring seasonal crew

MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership is hiring over 30 seasonal crew members and crew leaders for this year’s Great Lakes Conservation Corps and the Climate Conservation Corps.

The GLCC program has been steadily growing and now has crews working throughout the Upper Peninsula with projects that benefit communities on Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. The GLCC 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.

The CCC 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. All GLCC and CCC crews include an experienced crew leader, trained crew members that typically are 18-25 years old, crew truck, field tools and safety equipment. All crew members receive first aid training. Both the GLCC and the CCC crews are equipped with camping equipment for work at remote locations. Crews can be contracted by the day or the week.

Crew members gain valuable hands-on job experience, and develop skills in leadership, conflict resolution and problem solving. Along with workforce development skills, crew members have access to continued support through resume and interview assistance and the GLCC Alumni Network.

For more information, contact SWP Corps coordinator Emily Leach at emily@superiorwatersheds.org or 906-228- 6095 ext. 15. Individuals also may apply directly at: http://superiorwatersheds.org/projects/great-lakes-conservation-corps. The application deadline is March 30.