Green Team

The Gowanus Green Team are 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.


Are you currently a high school student entering your sophomore, junior, or senior year? Do you live near the Gowanus Canal? Do you want to work hard and get paid while learning about the urban environment? Apply now to be a member of the Gowanus Green Team.

Partners and Sponsors

Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Steve Levin
Fifth Avenue Committee
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality
Green City Force
Trees NY
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Added Value
High Line Green Council