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STAYING GREEN AND GROWING JOBS: Green Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance as Career Pathway Stepping Stones

April 12, 2013

Grantee News From Green For All:

We are proud to announce the release of two reports that Green For All and American Rivers collaborated to produce.  The first report assesses the landscape of career opportunities for workers with applicable skills to conduct operations and maintenance of green infrastructure practices. The second report identifies barriers to operations and maintenance and recommends strategies to address them.

Staying Green and Growing Jobs: Green Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance as Career Pathway Stepping Stones
This report reveals that water utilities investing in green infrastructure can outsource O&M work to workforce development programs that train individuals in green infrastructure – in fact, some already do.  Operations and maintenance work gives disadvantaged community members access to jobs and career on-ramps while performing the work required by water utilities.

Staying Green: Strategies to Improve Operations and Maintenance of Green Infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 
This report highlights existing information related to the cost of green infrastructure maintenance, identifies the significant barriers to effective operations and maintenance of these practices, recommends strategies to improve operations and maintenance, and provides resources and case studies that local governments can use as models.

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