Green Team

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are revising the 2020 Green Team schedule. We are currently looking into the possibility of offering this program in late summer. We will keep you updated as this situation evolves. Please contact with any questions. Stay safe!

The Gowanus Green Team are paid high school apprentices engaged in environmental stewardship, nursery maintenance, green infrastructure, and urban conservation work each spring and summer. This program aims to educate local youth, expand job opportunities, and cultivate awareness and urgency regarding the importance of environmental work in Gowanus and New York City. Green Team is an integral part of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s growing maintenance team, providing stewardship for green spaces in Gowanus and the Lowlands Nursery.

Apprentices participate in classroom lessons, field work and training, and trips to parks and restoration areas in Gowanus and around NYC. Apprentices explore a range of environmental themes including Gowanus Canal history and ecology, stormwater management, urban forestry, environmental justice, waste management, urban design, and horticulture. Participants develop physical skills, including gardening, infrastructure maintenance, and plant identification; teamwork and communication skills; and knowledge about urban environmental issues facing our city.

Gowanus Green Team Apprentice (EXTENDED!)

APPLY NOW to be a Gowanus Green Team apprentice! The 2020 Gowanus Green Team schedule will be released in the coming weeks. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. See the full position description.

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