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Stewards VISTA: Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership
This VISTA will support the Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership, which works to protect, restore and revitalize urban water resources in the Middle Rio Grande Area and the watershed associated with the project focus areas identified by the Partnership. The Partnership will use the mission, vision and principles of the National Urban Waters Federal Partnership to guide the work. The VISTA will support priority projects led by various organizations to provide diverse and varied opportunities from hands-on restoration to planning and policy work. The projects listed below are the priority projects developed by Partnership members. The VISTA will assist The Nature Conservancy in leading some of these project activities and assist other agencies where the Conservancy is a partner on the project. - Bridge Boulevard Redevelopment Plan - The Middle Rio Grande Conservation Initiative with primary focus on the Albuquerque metropolitan area including the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge - The Middle Rio Grande Restoration Project with BOR - Enhanced Storm Water Management through the Arid Low Impact Design (LID) Coalition - Backyard Refuge certification program and guidebook in partnership with the Friends of Valle de Oro - Community Engagement on storm water issues with a primary focus on rain barrel use, green space development, and natural infrastructure at South Valley Heath Commons, International District park site, and others - Source Water Protection Plan and water quality monitoring with the USGS While these projects are focused on environmental stewardship, all of these activities have an education or community engagement aspect to the work.
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Member Duties : **A Bachelor of Science in biology, environmental science/policy or related field recommended** During the course of service, the VISTA will: • help coordinate projects and volunteers • participate in the planning process of future conservation work • engage local communities on the role of localize storm water management and tree health • develop e-newsletters to inform partners • participate in hands-on restoration projects • learn facilitation, project management and conservation planning • aid the advancement of a workforce development apprentice program • help develop new green space/parks in under served communities that reflect their use needs Ideal candidate will be able to work independently, have exceptional organization skills, a strong knowledge of hydrology, ecology, and/or storm water management. Having the ability to communicate science-based project objectives to community members and a strong attention to detail is very important.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Independent Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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Stewards VISTA: Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership

Program Start/End Date
03/18/2019  -   03/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  

Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  01/25/2019  To  02/23/2019 

Contact Patricia SIlva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79124