Watershed Conservation Corps
The Watershed Conservation Corps (WCC) is dedicated to engaging and employing young people in hands-on watershed improvement. Based out of Springfield, Missouri, the WCC is available for hire year-round. Our crews can be contracted for projects ranging from a single day to several months or years.
Watershed Conservation Corps was formed in 2017. Since it began, the Corps has created opportunity for young people to play a part in protecting the Ozarks’ natural environment while serving the community. WCC is the only organization of its kind in the region and its services have proven a beneficial way to support its partners in Greene county and beyond while simultaneously providing entry-level conservation work for our future stewards!
Crew Training and Equipment
The WCC provides a strong educational component for crew members, focusing on Missouri ecology and safety. Crew members are trained in herbicide application and operate as pesticide technicians under a certified commercial applicator. Crew members are well-versed in invasive species management and are knowledgeable about management methods to tackle invasive species.
Our crew is prepared to meet all project needs within the scope of our mission. We provide the following equipment: personal protective equipment, herbicide equipment (ex. backpack sprayers, mixing tanks), chainsaws, STIHL brush-cutters, power tools and hand tools (ex. Pulaskis, pick mattocks, McLeods, rakes, shovels, double/single jacks, wheelbarrows, weed whips and handsaws).