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Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC)
The Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) program is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Park Service with members serving at state parks throughout Florida. Members serving under FLCC Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Nonnative plant Terminators) focus on habitat restoration through the management of invasive exotic plants. Members help to reduce invasive exotic plant infestations through various land management techniques and by recruiting volunteers from the community to help with this important restoration effort. Educating park visitors about the importance of Florida’s ecosystems and issues of invasive exotic plants is also an important piece. Project A.N.T. members also assist with making trail improvements including maintaining trails for visitor use, developing trail interpretive and informational materials and conducting assesments of trail user accessibility and environmental impact. You will not be able to specify your preferred placement at this time. Once you submit your application, if you are selected for a pre-screening, program staff will contact you to determine your preferred placements. At that point, you will be able to indicate which state park placement is your first, second, and third choice.
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Member Duties : Florida Conservation Corps members serving as part of Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) focus on invasive exotic plant management and trail improvement in Florida's state parks. Members spend a majority of their time outdoors treating and removing invasive exotic plants, surveying for invasive exotic plants and performing trail improvements. Members use various techniques such as herbicide spraying and prescribed fire to reduce infestations. Members also recruit volunteers to assist with invasive exotic plant management, and educate park visitors and the local community about harm caused by invasive exotic plants. Additionally, Project A.N.T. members perform trail improvements by assisting with the maintenance of current trails, helping clear new trails, developing interpretive and informational materials and conducting trail user accessibility and environmental impact assessments. Service duties may as include disaster relief, and may result in deployment.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Natural Resource Management ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC)

Program Start/End Date
02/01/2016  -   12/31/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/01/2015  To  03/01/2016 

Contact Lauren Natwick
4801 Camp Ranch Rd
Gainesville   FL   32641

Listing ID 6111