SCA GulfCorps Conservation Crew

The SCA is a national non-profit changing lives through hands-on conservation work in the outdoors. Our program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces at various locations across the country. After working with the SCA, program participants emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills.

Started in 2018, the GulfCorps Program restores coastal habitats along the Gulf Coast while creating new jobs for local young adults. Partnering with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and The Corps Network (TCN), with funding from the RESTORE Council to offer this exciting opportunity to coastal Alabama.

To date, more than 50 young adults have served with the SCA through the GulfCorps program and restored more than 3,000 acres of habitat. Our GulfCorps crews conduct invasive species removal, shoreline restoration, water quality monitoring, trail work, boardwalk repair, and other activities. Crew members are paid hourly, while also receiving certifications, career development opportunities, and relevant training in coastal habitat restoration.

In 2021, SCA received additional funding from the RESTORE Council to continue the program for an additional three years. This year, in addition to Mobile, AL, we will also have a crew in South Texas. Our crews are also supported by The Corps Network’s Opportunity Youth Service Initiative AmeriCorps Program, which provides members an education award to members that serve with our program.

Current Opportunities

Alabama Conservation Corps – GulfCorps/Coastal Alabama Crew
The Student Conservation Association, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Nature Conservancy, The Corps Network and AmeriCorps are excited to offer an opportunity for young adults to learn about and restore habitats in coastal Alabama.

Join a team of 12 local young adults (ages 18+) and conduct invasive plant species treatment and removal, trail and boardwalk creation and maintenance, prescribed burning and preparation, shoreline restoration and related conservation service activities. Members will receive experience and training that will better prepare them for future leadership and career opportunities in the environmental field. Expected Dates: September 11, 2023 – March 1, 2024

If you’d like to learn more about GulfCorps Conservation Crew or see if we have open positions available, contact Sara Boccardo, by email or at (571)-895-1811.