Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member--Recent Graduate

Job Opportunity with the City of Greenbelt Public Works Department

1. Mobilize volunteers to improve the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by reducing environmental impacts, support the Greenbelt Forest Stewardship Project, promote activities to encourage environmental stewardship for the Bay, generate outreach tools and materials, organize zero waste events, educate the public about composting and recycling, tree protection from beavers and English ivy, etc.
2. Help the Public Works Department with GIS database needs, such as low impact development projects, watershed best management practices, pollinator gardens, street tree canopy, zero waste efforts, etc.
3. Help develop and install interpretive signage for low impact development projects, mainly rain gardens and rain barrels; help with implementation of community greening and urban tree canopy projects with the aid of volunteers. The Corps volunteer will help residents with pointers to establish the Rain Check Rebate Program promoted by Prince George’s County.
4. Encourage the municipality / community to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions; enhance the use of renewable energy with the help of the Green Team. The City has a Kill-a-Watt meter and a Thermal Lake Detector the Corps Volunteer would help better promote. Also, help with campaigns to encourage residents to switch to wind generated electricity, the no-idling campaign, etc.
5. Work in partnership with non-profits and community members on organic community gardening and food forestry projects. The City has community gardens and a garden club, and it hosts three demonstration organic gardens (managed by a non-profit) and a food forest. The Corps Volunteer would help with the management of the gardens and other volunteers with the aid of the non-profit. 
Public Works Department
BA or BS
1+ year(s) of relevant internship or undergraduate research experience
Desire to make a positive impact on the community and environment

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