Working out here in the parks made me realize how much work you have to put into taking care of the parks and how valuable they are. –Mario
Service to the parks, environmental education, relationship building, and connection to community are woven together to develop responsible park users and stewards.
Youth participants provide service to and use the Emerald Necklace parks, improving the ecological health and increasing parks-based engagement. In a community of peers, they learn about urban ecology, parks maintenance, and practice new pro-environmental attitudes.
Green Team work is aligned with the management practices of the Conservancy and their public partners. Building on the historical legacy of Fredrick Law Olmsted, Youth Programs at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy develop park stewards for today and the future by cultivating healthy social and natural communities.