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Minn. GreenCorps recruiting host sites, volunteers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota GreenCorps is now recruiting host sites and Americorp volunteers for the upcoming program year.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency launched the GreenCorps in 2009. The program works to reduce solid waste and increase recycling; reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants; reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality; and train new environmental professionals.

The Minnesota GreenCorps program has placed over 100 AmeriCorps members in positions with cities, counties, school districts, universities and nonprofits in its first four years. Those members also mobilized hundreds of volunteers in community service projects to help improve or protect the environment.

The next program year begins this September. Applications to be a host site are due May 6, and applications to become an AmeriCorps member are due June 7.

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