Reforestation Crew Chief/Forest Steward


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Celebrating over 20 years of effort on behalf of our local watershed.

About

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is a non-profit land trust and watershed organization based in Baltimore County. We are looking for outgoing, reliable, and hard-working persons to supervise a crew of 6-12 volunteers (ages 8 and up) during tree planting and/or tree maintenance projects for 3 hours.

This is an unpaid position. Must be able to commit to one Saturday tree planting, and up to 6 plantings each planting season (spring/fall).

Required:

Must be age 18+ and provide own transportation. Younger volunteers (16 - 17 year olds) will be considered with parent's permission.

Must be in good physical condition - able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., dig holes, hammer stakes into ground, and walk for long distances in fields and woods.

Other aspects of volunteer position:

  • Learn and follow the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy planting and tree maintenance procedures and policies
  • Educate volunteers on the benefits of planting trees
  • Demonstrate to a volunteer group the proper techniques of planting trees
  • Arrive around 8:30 am or later to set up for tree plantings, and to stay until 1:30 pm to clean up at end of planting
  • Work in all kinds of weather (rain or shine, cold or hot)
  • Optional: Assist with or adopt 200 or more trees to maintain 1x a year.

Skills

  • Agronomy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • At least 3 hours per planting season (spring/fall)

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