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22-23 CPU Nursery Specialist
Clark Public Utilities (CPU) was the first public agency in Washington State to voluntarily develop a watershed enhancement program, and currently is the largest restoration effort in the region. As a public agency responsible for providing drinking water to the public, our mission is to protect water quality and ensure adequate supplies for both people and fish. CPU developed its “Bringing Salmon Back to Salmon Creek” initiative in 1992 with the creation of the StreamTeam, as an effort to educate and engage the community on watershed health and restoration initiatives. StreamTeam is recognized both locally and statewide for its efforts to restore salmon habitat and enhance water quality in the Salmon Creek and the East Fork Lewis River watersheds, while increasing community awareness. CPU developed the Eradication Nation invasive plant control program in 2011 as a specialized program within StreamTeam, with the goal of bolstering community participation on invasive weed control initiatives in the Salmon Creek and the East Fork Lewis River watersheds. Since its inception StreamTeam planted over 900,000 trees, stabilized over 2 miles of eroding stream banks and managed over 400 acres of invasive plants. AmeriCorps has been integral to the achievement of these milestones since 1997.
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Member Duties : This position focuses on restoration activities in the Salmon Creek and Lewis River watersheds, spending approximately 65-75% of the time on activities related to planting and maintaining native trees and providing logistical support for volunteers and contract crews for ongoing restoration projects. This includes leading volunteers and facilitating educational activities. The nursery portion comprises 25 - 35% of the members time. The Nursery Specialist supports a native plant nursery operation that provides plants for watershed enhancement projects throughout the region. The specialist assists with all aspects of the operation, including potting, inventory, irrigation, organization and integrated pest management. The goal is to provide high quality plants for the program’s restoration activities as well as demonstration plants for native plant showcases, including the Home and Garden Idea Fair. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in native plants and their propagation.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Environment ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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22-23 CPU Nursery Specialist

Program Start/End Date
10/01/2022  -   08/15/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/31/2022  To  09/15/2022 

Contact Maddy Loy
PO Box 8900
Vancouver   WA   98662

Listing ID 67525