Greencorps Chicago promotes environmental stewardship and improves the quality of life in Chicago by establishing, maintaining and restoring natural and public spaces that are safe, healthy, and sustainable through hands-on involvement with program participants.
The outcome is healthier, safer, and more engaged communities and individuals who are prepared for employment through practical field experience and technical training in a variety of environmentally related jobs.
Greencorps Chicago is a public/private partnership between the Chicago Department of Transportation and WRD Environmental.
Greencorps participants are trained to install and maintain:
– Landscaping and Construction
– Tree Care
– Ecological Restoration
– Green Infrastructure
Trainees earn certifications in:
– OSHA 10 hr General Safety Standards
– IL Pesticide License
– Chicago Wilderness/Midwest Prescription Burn
– First Aid and CPR
– Defensive Driving
– 40 hr HAZWOPER
|Dismantling a Beaver Dam at Hegewisch Marsh||Treating Woody Resprouts at Willow Sanders|
|Balled and burlapped tree planting at the Chicago Botanic Garden||Landscaped resting area at the Englewood Trail|