American Sign Language Conservation Crew

Now Hiring for Summer 2018!

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1st Summer Session: June 15 – July 14

2nd Summer Session: July 20 – August 18

Work Outdoors

“The WisCorps crew are the people responsible for the dirty, gritty aspect of conservationism.”  -2016 Fall WisCorps Conservation Crew Member

The WisCorps ASL Conservation Crews work in a variety of Wisconsin’s parks, natural areas, and trails. Crew members will be supervised by experienced adult crew leaders who are fluent in ASL and/or experienced in conservation. Crews work Monday through Friday, and together to complete projects such as:

  • Trail building
  • Invasive Species management
  • Carpentry (Constructing bridges, boardwalks)
  • Habitat restoration
  • Accessible trails

Live Sustainably

WisCorps crews live sustainably, unplugged, and follow Leave No Trace principles. Conversation Crews camp throughout the experience at a variety of locations, including rustic campsites. During the experience, crew members work together to eat healthy and minimize their impact on the earth. Enjoy the simple life of campfires, reading books, journaling, talking to fellow crew-mates!

Explore Wisconsin

On the weekends, conservation crews stay together to explore or travel to their next project site. We believe that staying together throughout the experience, creates a close knit community, ask any WisCorps alumni. This is a great opportunity to explore Wisconsin’s best kept secret natural areas, local festivals, or farmer’s markets!

Questions?

Check out our FAQ page or email Andrea, Inclusive Program Coordinator at andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org

 

Pictured below:

A WisCorps crew member drills in to stone to construct a bench on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi river.

12 WisCorps crew members aerate the soil for a prairie restoration project on top of a bluff near La Crosse. You can see valleys and bluffs for miles behind the crew.

Three WisCorps crew members in mud covered uniforms lean on their shovels as they pause while building a trail in a densely wooded forest.

Four WisCorps crew members using their hands and rock bars slowly lower a large boulder into place next to a bridge.