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WSC, Palouse Conservation District, Restoration & Education
 
 
 
The Palouse Conservation District’s mission is to actively assist current and future generations of land managers (rural and urban) in implementing conservation practices by providing educational, technical, and financial assistance. The District works through voluntary, incentive-based programs to assist residents, landowners and agricultural operators with the conservation of natural resources throughout the District. The Palouse Conservation District is actively seeking an Education/Outreach & Restoration Technician AmeriCorps Member (position is contingent on funding) who will serve directly with our Natural Resource Coordinator and Education and Outreach Specialist to implement conservation practices with local landowners and volunteer groups. The member will be responsible for activities such as riparian buffer project planning; planting riparian buffers for increased water quality; invasive/noxious weed eradication; restoration project site maintenance; volunteer coordination and management and water quality monitoring. The AmeriCorps member will also serve with local schools and citizens to develop and deliver educational activities. Education activities will include providing educational programs to students, landowners, and volunteers through workshops and outreach materials on local watershed and natural resource issues, benefits of conservation areas, benefits of riparian areas, and water quality protection. The three primary goals of this project are: 1) To improve water quality by achieving increased survivability of riparian buffer and upland plantings; 2) To coordinate volunteer participation at watershed restoration projects; 3) To educate and raise community awareness on the importance of riparian buffers and the impacts of non-point source pollution within our local watersheds.
 
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Member Duties : The primary purpose of this position is to assist the PCD staff in delivering conservation services. The successful applicant must be a team player who values building partnerships in a voluntary approach to natural resource conservation activities, including a proven commitment to agriculture working-lands and public lands stewardship. The three main goals of this position are: 1.)To improve water quality by achieving increased survivability of riparian buffer and upland plantings (25%) 2.)To coordinate volunteer participation at watershed restoration projects (25%) 3.)To educate and raise community awareness on the importance of riparian buffers and the impacts of non-point source pollution within our local watershed (50%).
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 :
Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
WSC, Palouse Conservation District, Restoration & Education

Program Start/End Date
09/16/2018  -   07/31/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  10/16/2018 

Contact Drew Schuldt
Section H
Pullman   WA   99163
5093324101x108
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.palousecd.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 77792


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