Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps/AmeriCorps Stewardship Crews

Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps (MCCC)/AmeriCorps Stewardship Crews implement ecological restoration and other resource management activities at state park and recreation areas. These crews work to protect some of the most significant and threatened natural resources, including marshes, fens, oak barrens, lakeplain prairies and forests. Through dedication and teamwork, they have a direct and positive impact on ecosystems throughout the state. Crew members should understand and appreciate the non-financial rewards of helping to preserve Michigan's natural resources for this and future generations. The stewardship crew is based in southern Michigan at Brighton Recreation Area and travels state-wide.


The Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps is a special program that provides a variety of service opportunities to prepare young adults for future employment by enhancing on-the-job skills, offering many training opportunities, and providing hands-on work experiences to protect Michigan's unique natural heritage.

AmeriCorps is the national service program that serves as America's domestic Peace Corps. By joining AmeriCorps, you commit to a period of service to the community by protecting and improving Michigan's natural resources. AmeriCorps offers several educational awards that can be used toward higher education or to repay student loans upon completion of a set time requirement:

Term Hours Ed Award Amount
Full-time 1700 hrs $5,730
1 Yr. Half-time / Part-time 900 hrs $2,865
Reduced Half-time 675 hrs $2,182.78
Quarter-time 450 hrs $1,515.55
Minimum-time 300 hrs $1,212.44


MCCC Crew Member Collecting Seeds

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Corps members must be Michigan resident ages 18 to 27, be unemployed at the time of enrollment and possess a social security card. Children of elected or appointed officials are not eligible. Those who have been previously employed with the DNR within the last 30 days are not eligible for the crew leader position.

The stewardship crew is based in southern Michigan at Brighton Recreation Area and travels state-wide.

We accept applications and hire crew members year round. To apply, please send the following to the address below:

Tom Tucker, Stewardship Ranger
Email: tuckert2@michigan.gov 
Phone: 517-202-1378
DNR Parks & Recreation Division, Stewardship Field Office
4631 Bishop Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843

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