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King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
 
 
 
King County Parks is one of the largest open space park systems in the USA. It is a complex system of 25,000 acres made up of 180 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, 130 miles of backcountry trails, working forests and natural areas. Its purpose is to manage an open space system that provides environmental benefits and recreational opportunities. This open space offers places to exercise, participate in competitive sports, socialize with others, and experience the solace of the natural environment. It provides habitat for fish and wildlife; maintains air and water quality, offers scenic beauty, and helps retain forest activities in the county. The volunteer program serves citizens by offering them opportunities to provide environmentally sound stewardship skills to maintain and enhance the parks, trails and open space they enjoy. Volunteers participate in restoration projects adjacent to river, streams and wetlands; forested floodplains; and also work on constructing and maintaining backcountry trails. There is also a strong native vegetation restoration and management component to this program. A large part of the volunteer efforts are directed at site preparation for planting, planting and maintaining native vegetation. Volunteers efforts are integral to the success of King County Parks by performing tasks that help keep the system functioning. Volunteer events are comprised of singular events as well as by regularly scheduled events sponsored by groups. Volunteers help on ball fields; regional and backcountry trails; parks; restoration sites; and natural areas. The Volunteer Program works to increase volunteerism while creating and maintaining relationships with civic, corporate and community partners.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : Member will be involved in outreach efforts; learn mechanics of running a volunteer program; will work with volunteers on restoration projects, park clean-up and trail work. Member will work at various restoration projects; provide assistance or lead volunteer events to remove invasive plant species and/or plant native plant species; and will help with Parks' nursery events. Member will learn natural restoration practices including proper planting, identification of plant species, best management practices, quality control and monitoring. Member will be taught basics of volunteer event management which includes: tool safety and proper use; proper planting and weeding techniques; and event administrative management. Member will create a training program to enable naturalists to lead trail walks to provide a healthy outdoor activity. Member will create special opportunities to engage community members in volunteer opportunities at selected park sites.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Bus Pass (with restrictions) ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  First Aid ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2011  -   07/15/2012

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/06/2011  To  09/21/2011 

Contact Laurie Clinton
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy. NE
Redmond   WA   98052
206-296-4452
Laurie.clinton@kingcounty.gov
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 41347


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