Chesapeake Conservation Corps
Increasing access and opportunities to green careers and educating and training the next generation of stewards on how best to manage and protect our environment is crucial to restoring our region’s natural resources. To help meet those needs, the Trust provides young adults with hands-on environmental and leadership experience through its Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program. The Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies for one-year terms of service in the Chesapeake Bay region.
The purpose of the Corps is to:
- Enable young adults to work with organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay.
- Prepare young adults for future green careers through leadership and training opportunities including on-the-job experience, conferences, trainings, grant writing and project management.
- Increase the capacity of organizations to develop and implement programs and projects.