Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC) is a summer full-time program that engages people in service to the community – particularly in service to the sustainability, beautification, preservation and protection of local outdoor spaces – aquatic and terrestrial.
During the summer, our Conservation Corps engages college-aged youth in a 350-hour season of service where they receive 7-10 days of multi-faceted environmental training and then are placed at a host site where they will spend their summer outdoors on a variety of projects which may include, but is not limited to:
• Trail stewardship, building and maintenance
• Beautification projects
• Stream Assessments
• Storm water, bridge, culvert and infrastructure assessment
• Assisting local environmental agencies in marketing and outreach
• GIS Usage
• Educating the community about important issues such as food safety, composting, litter abatement, ecological disaster preparedness, leave no trace and sustainability.
• Organic farming and horticulture
Corps members receive a stipend of 2,300.00, experience in the environmental, planning, educational, non-profit and public sectors and extensive networking potential. Upon successful completion of service Corps members receive an education award in the amount of $1,342.86.