SPRING/SUMMER 2024 Resident Groundskeeper - 26 hrs/wk

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

St. Catherine Creek NWR is an awesome 25,000 wildlife refuge filled with birds of all kinds, year-round. Bayou Cocodrie NWR, just across the river, is about 15,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest. We are looking for a person to mow the tall grass on roadsides, around the nature center. Other tasks like weed-trimmer, leaf-blower, power-washing, weed-pulling, tree-trimming, cleaning signs, restocking brochures in kiosks, removing sticks from trails, and miscellaneous tasks as assigned. Insect repellent, sunscreen, and water is provided while here. You'll work mostly independently using the refuge's zero-turn riding mower, ear protection, and small ag tractors (if you're trained). This work will include using government vehicles and a valid driver's license is required.


A sheltered RV pad with f ull hookups (water, electric, sewer) is available for free while volunteering a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer work per week, with a minimum term of 6 weeks. Alternatively, a small furnished house with washer/dryer is provided for volunteers with a minimum of 24 hours per week. All resident volunteers must work 24 hours per week, and we are happy to accommodate couples if we can find an appropriate position for your partner (for example, answering phones, helping at the office, or weeding the garden). If you are in the local commuting area and do not require housing, a minimum of 20 hours per week is requested.

Start Date - 2024-06-01

End Date - 2024-08-24

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;General Assistance;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Location:

5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Description

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.


The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

76 Pintail LaneSibley, MS 39165

(31.385,-91.4039)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

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