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WSC, Capitol Land Trust, Restoration Coordinator
 
 
 
The mission of Capitol Land Trust is to further collaborative and strategic conservation of southwest Washington's essential natural areas and working lands. This includes both protecting additional lands for conservation and restoring the lands under our management to improve ecological function. The Restoration Coordinator will mobilize volunteers (to restore important riparian, wetland, and marine shoreline habitat to support threatened species, reduce risks to local economies dependent on these resources, and improve water quality) by implementing a series of volunteer restoration service days on properties managed by Capitol Land Trust in the Black River watershed and along the Puget Sound shoreline in Mason and Thurston counties. In the Black River watershed, efforts will focus on removing invasive plants and replanting native species. In Mason County, efforts will focus on two Oakland Bay properties: a large restoration project to remove a tidal dike and improve salt marsh habitat on our Bayshore Preserve; and expanding healthy riparian buffers at Twin Rivers Ranch Preserve. The AmeriCorps member may also organize restoration events to remove invasive plants, plant native plants, and maintain existing native-plant plantings at other Capitol Land Trust properties. Additionally, public access to two of our preserves will be improved by coordinating with staff and Board members to create and install interpretive signage at Oakland Bay Historical Park. The member will recruit volunteers to prepare the site for these improvements and will use this experience to plan an interpretive trail for our Bayshore Preserve that educates visitors about the natural land and cultural history of the land. This position is contingent on funding. In addition to applying online, applicants must send cover letter and resume to info@capitollandtrust.org.
 
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Member Duties : The member will organize 8 restoration service days at multiple locations in Mason and Thurston counties, by pulling from our current database of volunteers and recruiting new volunteers through public channels. Two of these restoration service days will be large public events and two will be with grade-school students. The member will engage with other partners to implement more targeted restoration efforts for the remainder of the service days. The member will help develop interpretive signage for educating the public about the many ecological and cultural values at the Oakland Bay Historical Park and mobilize volunteers to prepare the site and install signage, which may include some light trail maintenance. The member will also transfer gained knowledge to staff to further the development of the public access plan for the Bayshore Preserve. In addition, WSC members may be asked to deploy to help support disaster response and/or recovery efforts.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
WSC, Capitol Land Trust, Restoration Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2015  -   07/15/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/22/2015  To  07/15/2015 

Contact Quita Terrell
209 4th Ave E
Olympia   WA   98501
360-943-3012
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.capitollandtrust.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 51036


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