Youth crews improve wildlife habitat
Groundswell Conservancy partners with Operation Fresh Start to provide job training and on-the-land conservation education for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. The youth crews improve wildlife habitat and build fishing platforms, trails and other visitor amenities at nature preserves and parks.
Construction projects, such as a wildlife viewing platform in the shape of a bird, bring math and learning to life. The partnership employs the youth crews for weeklong periods at various times throughout the year.
Partners: Operation Fresh Start, Patrick Marsh Conservancy, local foundations, civic organizations
Staff: 6 FTE, plus volunteers