Media Advisory: August 18th, 2022
Contact: Amaad Rivera-Wagner
City of Green Bay Conservation Corps Kick-Off at JBS redevelopment site
(Green Bay, WI) – Mayor Eric Genrich, Kroc Center, Green Bay Public Schools, NWCT and JBS will gather to plant a 2-acre sunflower garden at the JBS development site for the Kick-off of the City's AmeriCorps program. The City’s Conversation Corps will be the first municipal program in Wisconsin.
Who: Eric Genrich, Mayor of Green Bay
Maria Otto, Conservation Corps Director
Captain Stephanie Hartley, Kroc Center Officer
Patti Schevers, Kroc Center Community Outreach Coordinator
What: Kick-Off event for Green Bay Conservation Corps.
Where: The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Pavilion (Back Side)
1315 Lime Kiln Rd, Green Bay, WI 54311
When: Friday, August 19th at 1:00 PM
On August 2nd after final council approval, the City of Green Bay accepted an AmeriCorps grant creating the first every municipal based Conservation Corps in Wisconsin.
With 2,658 acres of recreational space and greenways in the City of Green Bay, the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department is planning an AmeriCorps program to bring more conservation efforts to Green Bay.
Conservation Corps crews will be responsible for improving trail systems throughout Green Bay, invigorate pollinator habitats with new native plantings and improve native habitat with restoration practices. Anticipated crews will begin making a difference September 2022.
Crew members will receive a living allowance, on-the-job training, and become eligible for the Segal education award after completion of their term.
Green Bay Conservation Corps (GBCC) members are:
- Passionate about the environment
- Ready to make a difference in the community
- Eager to learn about conservation
- Engaged in character building and enjoy teamwork