Green Team

The Gowanus Green Team are paid high school apprentices engaged in environmental careers in green infrastructure, urban conservation, and design. The program aims to expand green job opportunities in Gowanus. This training program is an integral part of Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s growing maintenance team, providing stewardship for green infrastructure in Gowanus.

Apprentices participate in classroom lessons, field training sessions, and field trips to learn about parks and restoration in Gowanus and other parts of NYC. Field work and class sessions explore a range of environmental themes including stormwater management, urban forestry and horticulture. The program provides participants with physical skills, including gardening, infrastructure maintenance, and plant identification; teamwork and communication skills; and knowledge about urban environmental issues facing Gowanus.

Partners and Sponsors

Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Steve Levin
Fifth Avenue Committee
Friends of Governors Island
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse
Green City Force
NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse
SIMS Municipal Recycling
Trees NY