WSA is one of many potential Host sites for the 2017-18 Chesapeake Conservation Corps service year. The Corps Program provides hands-on entry level experience and leadership opportunities as a stepping stone to a career in their chosen field. Not only are the participants working fulltime at their selected host site, but they also receive extensive leadership and professional development trainings. The Corps Program places young adults 18-25 with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region ($17,000 annual stipend). This initiative is supported by the Trust, BGE an Exelon Company, the National Park Service and the state of Maryland.

If successfully matched with WSA, the Corps Member will be placed in one of two available positions.

The Rainscaping Corps Member will be involved with …

  • Assisting in the management and development of stormwater restoration projects
  • Conducting Residential Site Assessments
  • Monitoring BMPs (best management practices)
  • Coordinating the distribution and installation of buffers
  • Assisting with the WSA Certification Course, Continuing Education, and the Annual Conference

The Outreach and Engagement Corps Member will be involved with …

  • Social Media and Communications Support
  • Coordinating the visual documentation of WSA
  • Supporting Steward Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Organizing Social Events
  • Assisting with the WSA Certification Course, Continuing Education, and the Annual Conference

For full descriptions of the positions please visit For questions regarding the CCC opportunities available at WSA, please contact Brad Deise at, or 410-222-3831.

Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm. To find the application go to any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Baker, or 410-974-2941, ext. 102.