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21-22 KCD Environmental Conservation Specialist
 
 
 
Kitsap Conservation District (KCD) has worked with individuals and communities to conserve natural resources and manage water quality, soils, and natural habitats for the benefit of the public for over 70 years. KCD provides technical, financial, and educational resources to meet the needs of the local landowner for the conservation of natural resources. Kitsap county residents have shown an interest in preserving the health of watershed they live in. The Backyard Habitat (BYH) Program provides the funding and assistance to make the project possible. Erosion control, stream health, noxious weeds, flooding and permitting are common concerns for salmon habitat and success is realized when fish are seen using the new habitat created. Salmon play an integral part of tribal religion, culture, and physical sustenance - salmon are sacred to the tribes of the Pacific Northwest and habitat restoration supports indigenous foodways. The Member will recruit volunteers to remove refuse, plant stream sides and remove noxious weeds and fish barriers. The Member will become integrated into the communities they serve and will provide environmental education to farm, forest, and residential landowners. They will support program offerings to community members and build relationships with partner organizations and engage underserved groups with environmental programming.
 
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Member Duties : The Environmental Conservation Specialist mobilizes volunteers to restore riparian, wetland, and salmon habitat to support threatened species, reduce risks to local economies dependent on these resources, and improve water quality. You will coordinate volunteer restoration service days on KCD Projects in Kitsap County. Service involves organizing volunteer groups and other community members with ongoing restoration efforts, engaging in hands-on environmental learning opportunities and conserve natural resources. The position collects and transports tools, greets volunteers, documents attendance, and trains participants in: removing invasive plants, planting native plants, and maintaining existing native plantings on Backyard Habitat projects. The position documents output (treatment area) acreage of event, cleans and stores tools, enters volunteer hours into KCDs database. Improve salmon and native pollinator habitat and coordinate volunteer events with local school groups.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
21-22 KCD Environmental Conservation Specialist

Program Start/End Date
10/18/2021  -   08/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/14/2021  To  10/16/2021 

Contact Diane Fish
10332 CENTRAL VALLEY RD NE
Poulsbo   WA   98370
3606208101
wscip@esd.wa.gov

Listing ID 71224


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