Minnesota GreenCorps Americorps Member
The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District is looking for a Minnesota GreenCorps Americorps member to serve with us from September 2019- August 2020.
AmeriCorps Service Term: September 18, 2019 – August 18, 2020
Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm typical. Occasional evenings/weekends may be required.
Benefits: Members earn a monthly stipend of approximately $1,428 per month, offer of health insurance, student loan forbearance on eligible loans, and an education award of up to $6,095 that may be used for education expenses or to pay off qualified student loans. Members receive training from the MPCA quarterly, develop green job skills, gain professional experience, network with environmental professionals, and are paired with a mentor who provides on-going guidance.
The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District is a local government organization charged with protecting, managing, and restoring the water resources within its boundaries. It includes all the land that drains into any of the three creeks in its name and includes parts of seven cities: Bloomington, Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Shorewood. The District partners with local communities to identify top priorities and plan, implement, and manage efforts to protect and improve the waters in its boundaries. The District also works to educate and engage community members in stewardship. Watershed activities are funded through property tax levies.
The MN GreenCorps member working with RPBCWD will: Increase community awareness and engagement in practices to improve water resources through slope vulnerability assessments, chloride reduction, and community involvement in watershed BMPs.
Member activities will include:
• Implement an outreach campaign about steep slope vulnerability with community members to increase awareness of and install BMPs.
• Convene a road salt focus group to create educational materials on chloride reduction and best practices for winter maintenance. Measure behavior change.
• Create outreach materials on water quality and land use BMPs within the Silver Lake and other small watersheds to increase resilience to land use impacts.
• Mobilize volunteers to remove invasive plants such as buckthorn and garlic mustard and plant native trees.
For more information about to GreenCorps Program and to apply for this position, visit theMN GreenCorps Website.
For questions about this position, contact Michelle Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: June 17th, 2019