Environmental members will serve at conservation districts and grass-root non-profits to address water quality issues caused by unregulated mining practices, poor agricultural management, and weather related issues. Members will also provide community outreach and environmental education.
Riparian buffer repair streambank stabilization
Storm water management
Monitor or assess natural resources
Assist with agricultural
Invasive Species Removal
Native Habitat Plantings
Volunteer management and recruitment
Community Need Addressed
Water quality is a pressing issue for Pennsylvania as the state has more rivers than any other state in the union except for Alaska. Both clean and contaminated water drains through a watershed; so it is important to implement conservation practices and restoration projects to help keep our streams and rivers healthy.
Miles of trails or waterways owned or maintained by national parks, state parks, city parks, county parks, or tribal governments; non-profits when for public use or the public good; and public easements; will be improved.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Mandated Reporter, Ethics Training Certification
Skills you will gain
Environmental Project Management
Competencies You Will Develop
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
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers
Accepts responsibility, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
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, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment