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American River Water Education Center

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Reclamation’s American River Water Education Center is Seeking Volunteers

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office is looking for volunteers to assist at the American River Water Education Center (ARWEC). Located near Folsom Dam and along the American River bike trail, ARWEC offers an interesting and entertaining way to increase the public’s knowledge of the American River watershed; the water cycle; water management; resource conservation; and the multiple roles, benefits, and history of Folsom Dam, Reservoir, and Powerplant. The center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer opportunities at ARWEC include:

  • Greeting visitors and answering questions in the exhibit center
  • Assisting the groundskeeper in maintaining the drought-tolerant garden, a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Leading hands-on activities with school groups in the schoolhouse, amphitheater, or picnic grounds
  • Guiding school groups through the exhibit center or on a hike around Beals Point at Folsom Reservoir.

Interested individuals will interview with the ARWEC Volunteer Coordinator and must pass a background investigation. An orientation in mid September will be scheduled for all new volunteers, followed by 60 days of training and observation of school programs. Although not required, experience in elementary education or interpretation and an interest in water conservation is a plus.

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About American River Water Education Center

Location:

7785 Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the American River Water Education Center is to increase the public’s knowledge of the American River watershed, both the natural features and human interactions within the watershed. Emphasis is placed on increasing the public’s understanding of the water cycle and watersheds, how individuals can actively participate in resource conservation, and on Folsom Dam’s multiple roles in meeting the needs of urban, industrial, agricultural and natural systems.

Description

Facility is open to the general public and adjacent to the American River Parkway. The schoolhouse, amphitheater & picnic grounds are available for group meetings, workshops and other water related gatherings. Facility reservations upon request. Accessibility access is available.

Our center relies on a committed group of volunteers. Greeters, gift shop assistants, activity presenters, center & garden guides, special events, along with exhibit & program development are some of the volunteer opportunities available.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7785 Folsom Auburn RoadFolsom, CA 95630

(38.70888,-121.1713)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 6 hours per month

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