Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Conservation Corps

The Izaak Walton League of America has the opportunity to serve as a host organization for a Chesapeake Conservation Corps participant and is looking for young adults who would like to participate. The Chesapeake Bay Trust Conservation Corps program provides service learning opportunities and green job training for young adults (age 18-25) through environmental and energy conservation projects. The initiative pairs participants with organizations for hands-on environmental, leadership, and technical training opportunities for a one-year term of service to begin in late August 2012. There are a variety of options for on-the-ground environmental restoration and conservation projects in communities throughout Maryland. 

The Izaak Walton League has a great opportunity for a Conservation Corps participant to conduct outdoor and stream ecology education activities with children pre-K through 9th grade, 
recruit and train volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring on local streams, and conduct outreach with homeowners to encourage them to install stormwater management techniques such as rain gardens and rain barrels on their properties. The one-year position is full-time, starts in August 2012, and is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The volunteer would receive a stipend from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and benefits. Click here for the full position description.
 
Interested applicants should apply directly through the Chesapeake Bay Trust by following instructions at
www.cbtrust.org/chesapeakeconservationcorpsThe application deadline is May 14, 2012.  Applicants interested in a position with The Izaak Walton League should send also send a resume and cover letter to Leah Miller at lmiller@iwla.org.