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Stewards VISTA: Marys River Watershed Council
 
 
 
Marys River Watershed Council was formed in 1996 by a small grassroots group of concerned citizens, and over the past two decades, this small but effective 501(c)3 watershed nonprofit has made great strides within stream system restoration, upland prairie and savanna restoration, and environmental education in Corvallis, Oregon. The Marys River Watershed Council VISTA will help address the need for action to preserve and protect the Marys River and Mid-Willamette watershed while empowering members of the community through education and outreach efforts. With the help of the VISTA project, MRWC aims to educate community members on the issues our watershed faces and what they can do to help. Through resource development, volunteer coordination, environmental education, and community involvement, the VISTA will help create a network of resources for MRWC to inspire and support voluntary stewardship of the Marys River watershed. The VISTA will have the opportunity to serve while gaining a breadth of experience in 1) project planning, 2) grant writing, 3) environmental education, 4) community engagement, 5) scientific monitoring and restoration, 6) event organization, and 7) nonprofit administration.
 
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Member Duties : The Marys River Watershed Council VISTA will 1) promote environmental education, 2) help increase public and youth engagement, 3) work with community development, and 4) will reach out to the community to raise awareness of environmental issues. The VISTA will also help form the MRWC Citizen Science program, including researching sites, outlining the monitoring parameters, visiting sites, working with landowners, and recruiting volunteers. The VISTA will also help build capacity for the program through grant writing. The VISTA will lend a hand with other MRWC programs, including the MRWC restoration programs, event planning, and other projects as needed.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*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 :
Environment . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Marys River Watershed Council

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2019  To  07/01/2019 

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

Listing ID 89099


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