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Service & Conservation Corps Green Infrastructure Background

Corps have long been engaged in conservation and ecosystem management and restoration projects in urban communities and on public lands.

by The Corps Network

Corps of The Corps Network have extensive experience in youth education, workforce development and green infrastructure project completion all across the country. As federal, state, and local government, look to improve their water infrastructure, and utilities look to replace an aging workforce – Corps offer a replicable model and sustainable partnership opportunities that accomplish multiple goals.

Existing Corps can be easily incorporated into ongoing and planned infrastructure projects in a variety of project-based, education, and community outreach capacities, and new Corps could be created through innovative partnerships with interested state and local governments or non-profits.

Published July 2012

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Corps are locally-based organizations that engage young adults and post-9/11 veterans in service addressing recreation, conservation, disaster response, and community needs. Through a defined term of service, Corps participants – or “Corpsmembers” – gain work experience and develop in-demand skills.

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