Listing

Invasive Strike Force

Actively Recruiting

Openings

4 currently recruiting

Service Dates

April 25, 2019 - October 28, 2019

Application Window

January 7, 2019 - May 1, 2019

Location

  • Mahwah, NJ

Listing Details

Description

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.

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.
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Living Allowance

$1500 - $2000 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Living allowance

Additional Benefits

 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.

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities