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OSMRE VISTA Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails
 
 
 
The GHRT has completed Phase I and Phase II (6 miles) of the total length of 16 miles when fully completed. We are in various planning stages for Phase III and Phase IV that will eventually complete the trail. As we develop the trail we continue to restore formerly stripped areas, conserve land, add amenities along the trail including parks, picnic tables, benches interpretive signs, exercise stations, preserve cold water streams and AMD abatement. We hold community celebrations including celebrating National Trails Day and Get Outdoors Day every year, hold an annual 5/10 K and Half Marathon race, develop volunteer work parties and other community events. We engage in teaching students and community folks on ways to restore the environment including planting bare root trees, developing riparian buffers, wet lands protection, combating AMD, protecting our water shed and other environmental education. Our Scholarship program has been endowed this year with enough money to invest to provide at least (depending on market conditions) one $6,000 dollar scholarship each year to a deserving student for perpetuity. We strive to give out two to three scholarships each year so a lot of work goes into fund raising the additional dollars. To date over fifteen years we have awarded 20 scholarships to students from our area.
 
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Member Duties : • Keep our website and social media up to date to reach GHRT/ Scholarship Program goals • Help partners develop capacity • Develop activities to fund our non-profit in the future • Develop outreach materials to supplement the GHRT and Scholarship Program • Create quarterly newsletters for the GHACP by assigning articles to volunteers and board members • Establish and conduct yearly fundraising drive • Work with the Chamber of Commerce to build programs that will further enhance use of our trails and parks as environmental engines of growth • Enhance our Scholarship program to become self sufficient • Brief during Health Fairs about the use of the trail to restore & maintain healthy living style • Continue to seek grants and provide guidance in reforesting ravished mine lands. • Assist with solving pressing environmental issues along the GHRT including safe trail passage through Northern Flying Squirrel Habitat.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Trade/Construction ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Social Media ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
OSMRE VISTA Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

Program Start/End Date
01/30/2018  -   01/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  07/11/2017  To  02/01/2018 

Contact Adrian Uzunian
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
3045333400
adrian@conservationlegacy.org
gobridgenet.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71036


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