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Stewards VISTA: Friends of Deckers Creek
A clean creek and revived fishery mean a restored habitat, an increase in property values, greater tax revenues for local governments, and new options for innovative creek-side development with the potential to add jobs to the local economy. A healthy watershed is also a reflection of the engaged and involved community that it hosts. It is the vision of FODC to turn Deckers Creek from a liability into an asset and a source of pride for the community. That vision can only be accomplished through community support and engagement. The goal of this project is to increase environmental education for both area youths and adults through educational activities, community outreach programs, and strengthened partnerships within the community.
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Member Duties : Work with Friends of Deckers Creek on grant proposals to build FODC’s capacity and ensure future funding streams Build capacity through strengthening FODC’s community presence -Active in Community events - Engage local middle and high schools -Engage summer camps -Develop volunteer base for park maintenance. Develop public forums, events, and work with staff to implement FODC’s events -Create material on Deckers, Deckers Dash 5k, Spring Meltdown, Make-It-Shine Cleanup. Engage in field work to collect data for further grant funding. -Implement data collection process for macroinvertebrate and water quality sampling throughout the Deckers Creek watershed VISTA will have opportunities to pursue their personal interests, and help FODC in new and interesting ways of their choosing -Developing and organizing new original events -Taking ESRI GIS online classes and using GIS software to create grant application materials -Anything else fitting that the VISTA can think of!
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing Stipend and Food Assistance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development . 
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Stewards VISTA: Friends of Deckers Creek

Program Start/End Date
07/05/2022  -   07/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/06/2022  To  06/03/2022 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 111199