22-23 CPU Education and Outreach Specialist
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Recruiting Organization: StreamTeam of Clark Public Utilities
Clark Public Utilities (CPU) was the first public agency in Washington State to voluntarily develop a watershed enhancement program, and currently is the largest restoration effort in the region. As a public agency responsible for providing drinking water to the public, our mission is to protect water quality and ensure adequate supplies for both people and fish. CPU developed its "Bringing Salmon Back to Salmon Creek" initiative in 1992 with the creation of the StreamTeam, as an effort to educate and engage the community on watershed health and restoration initiatives. StreamTeam is recognized both locally and statewide for its efforts to restore salmon habitat and enhance water quality in the Salmon Creek and the East Fork Lewis River watersheds, while increasing community awareness. CPU developed the Eradication Nation invasive plant control program in 2011 as a specialized program within StreamTeam, with the goal of bolstering community participation on invasive weed control initiatives in the Salmon Creek and the East Fork Lewis River watersheds. Since its inception StreamTeam planted over 900,000 trees, stabilized over 2 miles of eroding stream banks and managed over 400 acres of invasive plants. AmeriCorps has been integral to the achievement of these milestones since 1997.
Member Duties : This member is part of the largest Earth Day Fest in SW Washington, Make a Difference Day, Stream Stewards, and various volunteer-driven restoration events. Outreach is the core of our program. By increasing awareness of the issues facing our watersheds, we can promote community involved restoration. Duties may include: leading educational activities, teaching the water cycle and other environmental topics to 4th and 5th grade students, facilitating educational workshops for adults, helping organize StreamTeam's Earth Day Fest, writing newsletter articles and implementing watershed restoration. This position serves closely with the StreamTeam Program Coordinator to implement outreach and volunteer activities, many occurring on Saturdays. Restoration activities range from tree planting, potting and maintenance to invasive removal. Approximately 33-67% of time will be spent in the field. This position is great for someone interested in education, community outreach and restoration.
Program Benefits : Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training .
Terms : Car recommended .
Service Areas : Environment .
Skills : Environment , Team Work , Recruitment , Teaching/Tutoring
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Fee Amount: None
This opportunity is recurring
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