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22-23 CPU Invasive Species Technician
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 supports the Eradication Nation program, focused on controlling Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plants in the Salmon Creek and Lewis River watersheds. The member assists with invasive plant control, community outreach and volunteer management. The member will also obtain a WSDA Pesticide Applicator license. Duties include: invasive plant surveys and monitoring, treatment using Integrated Pest Management, including the application of herbicide, leading volunteer survey and treatment events, education and outreach activities such as attending local festivals, giving presentations to the community and communicating with landowners, and assisting with stream restoration activities. Over the course of the term, about half of the member's time will focus on invasive plant control and outreach, while the remaining half will focus on restoration activities such as tree planting, monitoring and potting. about 70-90% of the member's time will be spent in the field.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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22-23 CPU Invasive Species Technician

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2022  -   08/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/31/2022  To  02/01/2023 

Contact Maddy Loy
8600 NE 117th Ave
Vancouver   WA   98662

Listing ID 80636