POSITION: Crew Member 
 Apply now!Please read the entire job description and requirements. Then complete the application. 

Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY) is a program working to create green jobs for young adults (16 to 25 years old) in Howard County while improving watershed health through the construction and maintenance of stormwater and habitat management projects. 

The program was formed in 2011 as a result of the economic recession that created difficult employment conditions, particularly for young people.  At the same time, the County had also being required to accelerate the implementation of stormwater management practices to meet State and regional water quality goals.  The partners - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Howard County and People Acting Together in Howard - came together to form the summer READY program. Now, the Howard County READY program is facilitated by Howard EcoWorks. 

READY members are trained in the design and installation of green stormwater practicess such as rain gardens, maintenance of public and private installations, and stormwater assessment techniques. They receive job skills training and are exposed to local and regional environmental issues. This year READY is proud to offer Chesapeake Bay Professional Landscaper - Associate (CBPL-A) certification!


READY Crew Members are the heart and soul of the READY Program. Crew Members work in teams of 5 under the direction of their Crew Leaders to construct and maintain rain gardens and conservation landscapes around Howard County. Crew Members also engage in other exciting environmental work  such as tree plantings, tree maintenance, invasive removals,  stream clean ups, and much more.  Crew Members are paid a wage of $11.50/hr.

Monday, June 24, 2018 - Friday, August 16, 2018

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.


  • Must be at least 16 years old by June 24, 2019
  • Must be a Howard County Resident
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation to get to work each morning

Closing Date:

Friday, May 17, 2018  


Further questions, please contact: 

Howard EcoWorks

c/o Brooke Abercrombie

9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Ste. 309

Columbia, MD, 21046