Spend your summer outdoors protecting natural resources, gaining valuable experience in the field, and
making a difference in ecosystem-level conservation! If you are looking to prevent ecological damage
before it happens, join the Invasives Strike Force. Employing the most effective techniques to stop
invasive plants, Invasives Strike Force crew members spend nearly every work day outside in the
beautiful Lower Hudson Valley of New York State, working to contain and eliminate invasive plants from the extensive parks and wild areas just north of New York City. If you want to work with team of peers, network with regional leaders in conservation, protect the environment, build a solid base in field botany and invasive plant control, and maximize your environmental impact, a position with the Invasives Strike Force might be a good fit for you.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Living allowance
Free rustic, lakeside housing at a local park
Bi-weekly pre-tax living allowance not to exceed $13,199 total
Education award of $2,960 available upon successful completion of the program
Opportunity for qualified student loan deferment
Training in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles
Training as a NY Pesticide Apprentice and in environmentally-sensitive invasive species control
techniques, or continuing education for licensed pesticide applicators or technicians
Training in Vehicle Operation, Watercraft Safety, and Operation of Power Tools
Opportunity to work in a variety of different parks and preserves throughout the region and network
with many local park managers and environmental professionals.
Opportunity to serve local communities by making a difference in the environment and improving habitats in a tangible way.
Credential or Certification
Subject to criminal background check