AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 900 hours over a 6-month term (roughly full-time), from January 16, 2019 through July 31, 2019. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects
Property Steward: This AmeriCorps Position is hosted by Mainspring Conservation Trust. The primary mission of a service member would be twofold: to manage habitat on three Mainspring properties, Tessentee Bottomland Preserve, Gibson Bottoms and Welch Farm, and to connect visitors with those properties. Though Mainspring has long owned these properties, we have only recently decided to hold them long-term. The properties have a rich natural heritage, including rare species and several aquatic and upland habitat types. They also have a rich cultural heritage spanning Cherokee and early settler periods. Part of the service would consist of activities to maintain early-successional habitat, manage invasive exotic species, promote rare plant species and preserve the historic character of an old farmstead. The other part of a member’s service would consist of activities to connect community members and visitors to the resources at these three properties. This would include trail building, trail maintenance, creation of educational materials, and leading tours.
Compensation & Benefits
Half-time (900-hour) members earn
Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information, and to apply. Deadline to Apply is December 17, 2018. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org. AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities.
Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners.
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