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Skagit Fisheries Riparian
 
 
 
The Riparian Restoration Associate’s role is to engage interns, volunteers, & school groups in restoration activities related to on-site riparian restoration, SFEG’s native plant nursery, spawner survey & vegetation monitoring programs. This member assists with planning a& leading volunteer restoration work parties at sites where SFEG seeks to improve riparian habitat & ecological function for endangered salmon & other wildlife. They will also care for SFEG’s native plant nursery, which includes day-to-day activities such as irrigation, cleaning, weeding, composting, & setting up nursery infrastructure. In addition to regular nursery tasks, the member will also lead volunteers & school groups in propagation workshops, nursery maintenance, and potting native bareroot plants for future planting. An important component to the role of Riparian Restoration Associate is to lead the Earth Day celebration & volunteer event that SFEG hosts annually. The Member will help choose the site, develop publicity materials, plan volunteer tasks, & coordinate educational booths from community partners. This Member will also serve with volunteers through our monitoring programs, assisting & participating in both our spawner survey & vegetation monitoring programs. The Riparian Restoration Associate attends training provided by SFEG staff, & then will lead volunteers and student interns in surveying two of the designated streams on a weekly basis during the time of the salmon runs (fall and winter) as well as numerous vegetation monitoring sites throughout the summer. As part of these monitoring and data collection tasks, the WSC Member will enter and manage spawner survey and vegetation monitoring data, & will assist in data management and analysis for the riparian planting database & herbicide application database. This position is contingent on funding. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received with interviews taking place until placement is filled.
 
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Member Duties : Essential functions of the position include: Routinely refer to Member Service Agreement requirements; Ability to serve at project site location and time specified in the position description; Lead volunteers and interns in vegetation monitoring and spawner surveys; Enter and manage data from spawner surveys, vegetation monitoring, and riparian planting database; Plan and lead Earth Day celebration and volunteer event; Manage day-to-day tasks of native plant nursery, including work parties, irrigation, cleaning, weeding, maintaining capillary beds, and composting; Lead volunteers and school groups in propagation workshops, nursery maintenance, and potting native bareroot plants for future planting; Assist with planning and leading volunteer restoration work parties at sites where SFEG seeks to improve riparian habitat and ecological function.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  First Aid ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Skagit Fisheries Riparian

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  10/31/2019 

Contact Lucy DeGrace
1202 S 2nd St
Mount Vernon   WA   98273
3603360172x301
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.skagitfisheries.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 55007


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