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Great Lakes Conservation Corps

Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC)

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  when needed. 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.

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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.

Climate Conservation Corps:

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GLCC crews work on a wide variety of conservation, restoration and recreation projects while the Climate Conservation Corps (CCC) is specifically dedicated to projects that help coastal communities adapt to climate change and increase community resiliency to more extreme weather events.

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