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Stewards VISTA: Community Outreach on the Western Slope
 
 
 
Community Outreach on the Western Slope will engage our community in economic and environmental restoration projects. Primary goals include developing watershed restoration projects, creating a robust volunteer and member engagement program, innovating organizational communication plans, and deepening relationships between the community, local businesses, municipalities, and land management agencies. This project works to alleviate poverty by developing partnerships with local businesses and municipalities to create new economic opportunities focusing on key environmental issues such as habitat restoration, watershed conservation, recreation, & recycling. This program seeks to convene a stakeholder group comprised of consumptive and non-consumptive water users to develop relationships, secure funding and make recommendations for multi-purpose projects along the North Fork of the Gunnison River. We will also work with local ditch companies and water conservancy districts to undertake new economic and environmental projects focusing on habitat loss mitigation. This program seeks to form and deepen relationships between the community and local stakeholders to create & sustain new opportunities for outdoor recreation, public lands stewardship, and recycling. The focus of the program is engaging the community to inspire new volunteers and cultivate new conservation leaders in our community. The program will create and leverage a database of meaningful opportunities for the community to participate in hands-on volunteer projects. This will create new educational events such as environmental speaker series to inform the community of exciting current topics in the realm of conservation. The program seeks to create new ways to effectively communicate with our membership and reach new and diverse audiences.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work with WSCC to develop partnerships with local ditch companies and water conservancy districts to identify & implement habitat mitigation projects to offset habitat loss. They will assist in the development of the North Fork River Stakeholder Group to identify, prioritize, and secure funding for new watershed restoration projects. The VISTA will create & improve Citizen Science Initiatives to monitor land, air, & water, and assist in developing and coordinating stewardship opportunities between the community and land management agencies. The VISTA will create & maintain a database of volunteer opportunities and projects to direct the energy of our community towards environmental stewardship opportunities. The VISTA will improve planning and management of community events and to improve organizational system for volunteer and membership management and assist in the coordination of WSCC communications to engage and mobilize membership and general community.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Community Outreach on the Western Slope

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/09/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/12/2019  To  05/17/2019 

Contact Ryan Tant
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
304-860-5073
rtant@conservationlegacy.org
stewardslegacy.org/join
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87003


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