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.


Gowanus Green Team Apprentice (Seasonal)

Are you a high school sophomore or junior looking to pursue an environmental career? Apply to be a 2019 Gowanus Green Team apprentice! The 2019 Gowanus Green Team will run from May through August 2019. See full position description

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019

Apply early! Applications will be considered as they are received.

Crew Leader and Educator (Seasonal)

GCC is looking for a skilled and dedicated Crew Leader and Educator to perform public green space maintenance and lead others in outdoor stewardship work, including youth job training and service-learning programs. This position runs from March 1 to November 15, 2019, with the possibility to extend to a permanent position. See the full position description. To apply, please submit cover letter and CV to

Partners and Sponsors

Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Steve Levin
Fifth Avenue Committee
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality
Governors Island
Green City Force
Trees NY
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Red Hook Farms
High Line Green Council