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Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC): Project A.N.T.
The Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps program is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Park Service with members serving in state parks throughout Florida. AmeriCorps members will serve under one of three Project areas, 50 as Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Nonnative plant Terminators), 10 as Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps), and 5 as Project R.O.A.R (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters). Members serving under FLCC Project A.N.T. 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. You will not be able to specify your preferred state park placement at this time. Qualified applicants will be contacted for a pre-screening, at which time, program staff will provide the list of available locations for your consideration. If you wish to be considered for Project T.R.E.C. or Project R.O.A.R., you will need to submit your application to those project listings as well.
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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. Service duties may also include disaster relief, and may result in deployment.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Education ,  Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Natural Resource Management ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC): Project A.N.T.

Program Start/End Date
02/01/2017  -   12/31/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/01/2016  To  03/01/2017 

Contact Lauren Natwick
4801 Camp Ranch Rd
Gainesville   FL   32641

Listing ID 6111