Applications are open for MN GreenCorps Host Sites - Stormwater Member

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now accepting applications from organizations interested in participating as a host site for the 2018-2019 Minnesota Green Corps program year.

Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program coordinated by the MPCA. The MPCA places AmeriCorps members with organizations around the state to spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues, while gaining experience and learning valuable job skills.

The MPCA plans to place up to 42 full-time members with host sites throughout Minnesota for the 2018-2019 program year. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months from September 2018 through August 2019.

Organizations eligible to be host sites include public entities (local, regional, state, tribal), school districts, not for profit institutions of higher education, and 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Organizations may apply for Minnesota GreenCorps members who will serve on projects in one of the following areas:

  • Air pollutant reduction
  • Waste reduction, recycling, and organics management
  • Green infrastructure improvements
  • Community readiness and outreach

The Green Infrastructure position is slightly different from previous years when it was solely focused on stormwater. This year, the position description includes two additional function areas – chloride and urban forestry. Please see page 10 of the Minnesota GreenCorps Host Site Application Guide for the description of the essential functions and measures.

GreenCorps Members

Since the program began in 2009, many host sites have reaped multiple benefits from having a GreenCorps member. Current host sites include: Winona County, Anoka Conservation District, Capitol Region Watershed District, Washington County Conservation District, Carver County Watershed Management Organization. Over thirty-five stormwater members have served at various host sites.

A Minnesota GreenCorps member can help your organization with activities such as:

  • Inventorying existing stormwater practices,
  • Providing outreach, education and guidance to organizations and citizens about the benefits of stormwater practices, including proper application of chloride,
  • Identifying local chloride management strategies,
  • Quantifying benefits of green infrastructure practices,
  • Mobilizing volunteers to improve public land through activities such as clearing of natural debris, planting resilient plants and trees and invasive removal,
  • Working with local government to implement urban forestry practices and quantifying the benefits of urban trees,
  • Conducting surveys or collecting information from participants in training events and workshops

To apply to be a host site and for more information on the program, please visit

Applications from eligible organizations interested in hosting MN GreenCorps members are due by 5:00 pm CDT on Friday, March 23, 2018.