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Conservation Leader of the Boston Chapter

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Appalachian Mountain Club

  • 1 person is interested

Are you passionate about conservation? How about leading the environmental efforts of a chapter with 25,000 outdoor enthusiasts and a dozen activity committees focused on getting people hiking, backpacking, biking, paddling, taking local walks and much more?

We are seeking an individual to promote and lead the Chapter’s conservation efforts. Current efforts include: reducing net carbon emissions, promoting leave no trace behind and generally raising conservation awareness. The leader will work closely with the activity committees to embed conservation awareness in chapter activities, to develop and measure conservation goals, to provide content to chapter newsletters and to sponsor chapter-wide conservation events such as Earth Day. The position may also coordinate with other local conservation organizations and provide comments on proposed legislation.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated accomplishments leading conservation or environmental efforts. It is an exciting opportunity for an AMC member able to commit on average 5 to 10 hours per month. For more information please contact Mike Barry, mikebarry657@gmail.com or Brooks Sherman, rbsherman123@gmail.com.

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About Appalachian Mountain Club

Location:

5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. We promote the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers, and trails of the Appalachian region. We believe that the mountains and rivers have an intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunity, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. We encourage people to enjoy and appreciate the natural world because we believe that successful conservation depends on this experience.

Description

People
We are nearly 90,000 members in 12 chapters, 20,000 volunteers, and over 450 full time and seasonal staff. Our chapters reach from Maine to Washington D.C.

Outdoor Fun
We offer over 8,000 trips each year, from local chapter activities to major excursions worldwide, for every ability level and outdoor interest - from hiking and climbing to paddling to snowshoeing and skiing.

Great Places to Stay
We serve over 138,000 guests each year at our AMC Lodges, Huts, Full-Service Camps, Cabins, Shelters and Campgrounds - each AMC Destination is a model for environmental education and stewardship.

Opportunities for Learning
We teach people the skills to be safe outdoors and care for the natural world around us, through programs for children, teens and adults, as well as outdoor leadership training.

Caring for Trails
We maintain over 1,500 miles of trails throughout the Northeast, including nearly 350 miles of the Appalachian Trail in five states.

Protecting Wild Places
We advocate for land and riverway conservation, monitor air quality, and work to protect alpine and forest ecosystems through the Northern Forest and Highlands regions.

Engaging the Public
We seek to educate and inform our own members and an additional 1.5 million people annually through AMC Books, our website, our White Mountain visitor centers, and AMC Destinations.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Parks and Green SpacesBoston, MA 02129

(42.37954,-71.06464)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 to 10 hours per month

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