Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC)

About Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC)

Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC) is a summer full-time program that engages people in service to the community – particularly in service to the sustainability, beautification, preservation and protection of local outdoor spaces – aquatic and terrestrial.

During the summer, our Conservation Corps engages college-aged youth in a 350-hour season of service where they receive 7-10 days of multi-faceted environmental training and then are placed at a host site where they will spend their summer outdoors on a variety of projects which may include, but is not limited to:

• Trail stewardship, building and maintenance
• Beautification projects
• Stream Assessments
• Storm water, bridge, culvert and infrastructure assessment
• Assisting local environmental agencies in marketing and outreach
• GIS Usage
• Educating the community about important issues such as food safety, composting, litter abatement, ecological disaster preparedness, leave no trace and sustainability.
• Organic farming and horticulture

Corps members receive a stipend of 2,300.00, experience in the environmental, planning, educational, non-profit and public sectors and extensive networking potential. Upon successful completion of service Corps members receive an education award in the amount of $1,342.86.


Environmental Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Pomona, NJ
“I felt like I grew so much from interning with RCSC. Every week we all got together and did a project somewhere around Rockland County. By doing that I learned so much things about myself. And from the specific site I was placed at I learned a lot about myself as well. ”
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