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May 9, 2022

Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District Approved as GreenCorp Host Site - Applications Open Through June 16

Minnesota GreenCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota's environment and strengthen communities.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency places members with host sites throughout Minnesota each year. Members serve full-time for 11 months, from mid-September through mid-August, at environmental nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions. Members address critical environmental issues while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals.

Service Term: September 14, 2022 – August 15, 2023

Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm typical. Occasional evenings/weekends may be required for some positions.  

 Locations: 48 positions are available throughout Minnesota. Housing is not provided, members must secure housing near their service location. Applicants may indicate geographic area preferences on the application.

  • Northeast: Cloquet, Duluth
  • Northwest: Bemidji, Cass Lake, Park Rapids
  • North Central: Brainerd
  • Metro: Andover, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Forest Lake, Golden Valley, Ham Lake, Hastings, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Mound, Robbinsdale, St. Paul
  • Southeast: Austin, Faribault, Rochester, St. Peter

Projects: Members serve in one of the four environmental topic areas: Air Pollutant Reduction, Community Readiness & Outreach, Green Infrastructure Improvements, or Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Organics Management. Member activities may include: delivering environmental education, implementing sustainability-related projects, collecting, benchmarking and analyzing data, improving habitat, implementing recycling programs, collaborating with community members, and mobilizing volunteers.

Benefits: Members earn a living allowance disbursed every two weeks in payments of $1027.08 (pre-tax), health insurance, mental health services with counseling, student loan forbearance on eligible loans, and an education award of up to $6,495 for education expenses or qualified student loans. Members receive training from the MPCA, develop green job skills, gain professional experience, network with environmental professionals, and are paired with a mentor who provides ongoing guidance.

Application deadline: Thursday, June 16, 2022

Learn more about the GreenCorp Program.