Mentor Marsh Volunteer Trail Tender Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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Position Summary: The Natural Areas Program manages a system of nature preserves totaling over 12,000 acres across Northeast Ohio. Our mission is to identify and protect the best remnants of native habitats present in the Lake Erie and upper Ohio River drainage prior to settlement. The Mentor Marsh Nature Center is an interpretive nature center of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Responsibilities:

· Walk designated trail on an agreed upon schedule (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly)

· Perform light maintenance on trails including moving sticks or branches off trail, cut back overhanging vegetation.

· Assist staff w maintenance of trail blazes.

· Identify if further maintenance is required, report to staff.

· Participate in trail workdays.

· Greet visitors and act as goodwill ambassadors.

· Inform users about the preserve and trail system, trail directions, etiquette and rules.

Requirements:

· Possess a love of natural history, conservation, Mentor Marsh history.

· Eager to learn and share information.

· Ability to report paperwork in a timely manner.

· Ability to spend time outdoors, in all kinds of weather.

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About CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Location:

1 WADE OVAL DR, CLEVELAND, OH 44106, US

Mission Statement

To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.

Description

The Museum is currently in the midst of a transformation. We are pioneering a new model for natural history museums through an expansion, complete reinstallation of our exhibits, and development of new public spaces.
At the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, we believe that discovery starts with you. Explore our exhibits, meet our wild animals, take a hike, join a class-all while creating meaningful memories. We make science relatable by cultivating your curiosity. When you visit the Museum, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deep into the past in our dinosaur hall, discover the outer reaches of the Universe through our astronomy programs, and experience natural wonders in outdoor galleries.
Beyond the Museum campus, we protect more than 11,000 acres through our Natural Areas Program. These areas represent the remarkable biological diversity that was once widespread throughout the region.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5185 Corduroy RoadMentor, OH 44060

(41.72965,-81.30526)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • one weekly or biweekly shift for a minimum of 3 months

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