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Project T.R.E.C. Team Member

Florida Conservation Corps
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Project T.R.E.C. team members work on a 9 person traveling team headquartered in Gainesville, FL. This team travels up to 3 weeks a month to different parks throughout the state. Projects are focused on trail restoration and basic construction including but not limited to: vegetation management, debris removal, re-blazing trails, and upgrading boardwalks and ramps for ADA compliance.

Service Activities

Trail maintenance:
- vegetation control
- overhead hazard removal
- removing dead or hazardous trees
- debris removal from trail
- blazing trails

Trail enhancement:
- rerouting existing trails
- creating new trails
- repairing boardwalks and bridges
- replacing boards for ADA compliance

Community Outreach:
- trail walks
- educational tabling
- volunteer recruitment

Community Need Addressed

Members will serve on a team traveling the state to provide trail restoration in Florida State Parks.

Position Outcomes

Improved hiking, biking, and multi-use trails throughout the state parks. Improved ADA compliance throughout parks.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Professional and personal training Disaster response training prescribed fire chainsaw trail training life after AmeriCorps training Other opportunities

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

CPR/ First Aid Trail Construction UTAP S212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw DEP ATV/UTV Resume and Cover Letter Workshops Disaster Response Training Leadership Development Training

Skills you will gain

trail construction, chainsaw skills, basic construction

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 6 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting State Agency other than State Service Commission
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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