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NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program
 
 
 
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has hosted the Watershed Ambassadors Program since September 2000. Over the course of 1700 hours, members assist the NJDEP in monitoring the rivers of NJ using state and federally-approved visual and biological volunteer monitoring techniques. Members also train community volunteers on how to use these two techniques so they can become volunteer monitors themselves. In addition, the Watershed Ambassadors are available to make presentations to community organizations and schools. Members educate students and citizens about water and watershed issues and empower them to get involved in their local watershed. They also engage the community through watershed stewardship partnership projects such as: stream clean ups, rain barrel/rain garden workshops, invasive species removals, stream restoration projects, and numerous other water quality enhancement projects. This not only provides an educational opportunity to the community but an environmental benefit to the local watershed. The program works with all sectors of society in exploring relationships between people and the environment, nurturing community-based environmental activities and empowering residents to make responsible and informed decisions regarding their watershed. Watershed Ambassadors start the program with an orientation training to provide them with the necessary skills and background to monitor rivers, educate students and adults and engage the community.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : Watershed Ambassadors assess the rivers of New Jersey (NJ) using state and federally-approved visual and biological monitoring techniques and submit the date to the NJDEP. Members train and work with community volunteers to monitor the waters in their community using the visual and biological monitoring techniques. Watershed Ambassadors also visit schools and community organizations to share information and educate the community about water and watershed issues in NJ and to encourage students and residents to become involved in protecting their watershed. Members also engage the community in watershed stewardship and restoration projects.
 
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Travel Reimbursement ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program

Program Start/End Date
09/17/2012  -   08/31/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations NEW JERSEY   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY) ,  Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Accepting Applications
From  05/30/2012  To  08/31/2012 

Contact Akili Gordon
401 East State Street
Trenton   NJ   08625
609-777-1406
NJWAP@dep.state.nj.us
www.nj.gov/dep/wms/
 
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Listing ID 45917


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