Invasive Species Removal
ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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If you are passionate about protecting our native species and restoring our refuges, this position is for you! The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is seeking volunteers to assist staff in our fight against invasive plant species. Positions are available at Elizabeth A. Morton in Sag Harbor, Target Rock in Huntington, and Wertheim in Shirley. Volunteer duties include invasive plant identification, physical removal of invasive plants via hand pulling, digging, cutting, and weed whacking, and reporting management activities to refuge staff. All volunteers will be provided with thorough training in invasive plant identification and control. Work is primarily self-directed, with occasional group workdays scheduled for the spring and summer. This position is seasonal with more hours in the spring, summer, and fall with few to no hours in the winter.
Start Date - 2023-04-15
End Date - 2023-09-30
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Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
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.
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March 8, 2023