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Great Lakes Conservation Corps

Since 2000, GLCC crews have worked across jurisdictional boundaries in all fifteen counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to implement high priority hands-on conservation and restoration projects within three Great Lakes watersheds (Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron). GLCC crews are trained and supervised by experienced Crew Leaders and are equipped with a truck, tools, safety equipment, and camping gear for overnight stays at remote sites. All crews wear uniforms and receive first aid training along with other project-specific training prior to the field season. GLCC crews gain experience in a wide range of conservation and community projects including planting trees, building trail, recording data, restoring wetlands, protecting coastal habitat, and much more. The summer field season begins May 19th or 20th (depending on the position) and lasts 12 weeks until August 13th, 2021.

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Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) - Applications due February 21st, 2021

GLCC Crew Leader

GLCC Crew Leaders are responsible for leading conservation crews consisting of members ages 18-25 years old. Leaders manage their crew on specific UP wide work projects, assigned throughout the field season. They are responsible for the safety of their crew, delegating tasks to ensure project deliverables are completed well, submitting weekly data sheets to supervisors, and organization of tools and supplies. GLCC Crews are based in Marquette, MI and expected to camp most weekdays during the season (mid-May through mid-August).

Read full GLCC Crew Leader job description here.

Apply for a GLCC Crew Leader position here.

 

GLCC Crew Member

GLCC Crew Members work within a small team to complete UP wide projects. Learn to camp, cook, live and work in a community setting. Become an environmental steward as you gain the knowledge of various conservation techniques and skills to leave a lasting impact for generations to enjoy. GLCC Crews are based in Marquette, MI and expected to camp most weekdays during the season (mid-May through mid-August).

Read full job description here.

Apply for a GLCC Crew Member position here.

 

Ottawa Crew Leader (Ottawa National Forest)

The GLCC Ottawa Crew Leader will be responsible for leading conservation crews consisting of members ages 18-25 years old. Leaders manage their crew on specific UP wide work projects, assigned throughout the field season. They are responsible for the safety of their crew, delegating tasks to ensure project deliverables are completed well, submitting weekly data sheets to supervisors, and organization of tools and supplies.  The GLCC Ottawa Crew runs chainsaws multiple weeks throughout the summer, and is based in Ironwood, MI.

Read full GLCC Ottawa Crew Leader job description here.

Apply for a GLCC Ottawa Crew Leader position here.

 

Ottawa Crew Member (Ottawa National Forest)

GLCC Crew Members work within a small team to complete projects in the Ottawa National Forest. Learn to camp, cook, live and work in a community setting. Become an environmental steward as you gain the knowledge of various conservation techniques and skills to leave a lasting impact for generations to enjoy.  The GLCC Ottawa Crew runs chainsaws multiple weeks throughout the summer, and is based in Ironwood, MI.

Read full Ottawa Crew Member job description here.

Apply for a GLCC Ottawa Crew Member position here.

 

Dam Inventory Crew

GLCC Dam Crew Members work with their partner to assess barriers to fish passage in the Lake Superior and Lake Huron watersheds. Camp, cook, live and work in Michigan and become a professional FAA certified drone pilot as you gain flight experience and knowledge in field data collection and environmental infrastructure. GLCC Dam Crews operate on a 10 days on/4 days off schedule.

Read full Dam Crew Member job description here.

Apply for a GLCC Dam Crew Member position here.

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The GLCC takes pride in partnering with tribal, federal, state, and local stakeholders from throughout the Upper Peninsula. GLCC crews serve all three UP Great Lakes watersheds including Superior, Michigan, and Huron.

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The SWP has expanded the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) with the goal of completing more community based environmental projects throughout the Upper Peninsula. GLCC crews possess the ability to complete projects ranging from technical trail construction to habitat restoration. With passionate leaders and committed crew members the GLCC has the ability to complete nearly any project.

The GLCC is available for service to municipalities, nonprofit organizations, agencies, etc.

Please contact the SWP to determine rates and availability.