Seeking Invasive Species Control Interns!

Johnson Creek Watershed Council is seeking Invasive Species Control Interns! Check out the posting below:

 

Title:                  Invasive Species Control Intern

Reports to:      Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Noah Jenkins – Riparian Program Manager

Status:               Unpaid. Flexible schedule. Intern would complete 40 hours or more preferably.

Purpose: Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern will work in priority private and public natural areas that harbor garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), an invasive species that threatens the health of riparian areas throughout the Johnson Creek watershed. With training, a Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern will identify and remove this species under the supervision of the Riparian Program Manager. Interns will gain experience with invasive species control methods, habitat restoration, field work, landowner outreach, environmental nonprofit management, and more.

Position Description: Working as part of the Garlic Mustard Task Force, a Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern will survey private and public natural areas in the watershed, identify and remove invasive garlic mustard at least twice a month, for eight hours at a time, over a period of three months.

General Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Attend orientation/training in mid-March JCWC Headquarters (exact date and time TBD)
  • Commit to 40 hours of volunteer service over the course of three months
  • Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Report to sites (office or field locations) on time and prepared for the conditions (appropriate gear, etc.)
  • Report hours and work quantifiables monthly to JCWC

Benefits

  • If 100 or more hours are completed in this program, Invasive Species Control Intern will receive a U.S. Presidential Service Award
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of native and invasive plants
  • Connection and familiarity with Johnson Creek watershed
  • Learn on-the-ground restoration techniques and gain field application experience

TO APPLY: Fill out our Volunteer Application and email Alexis at alexis@jcwc.org

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