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Maine Conservation Corps
Position title : Environmental Steward - Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Deadline to apply : 10/21/2019
Start Date : 01/06/2020
End Date : 11/06/2020
Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern
Town, City, Park, etc : Freeport
State / Territory : Maine
The mission of the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is to accomplish conservation initiatives that inspire people and enhance communities. Environmental Stewards are placed individually with host sites to accomplish conservation projects, meeting both the mission of MCC and the needs of local communities. Project vary and may include trail projects, volunteer recruitment and management, water quality monitoring, protecting endangered species, increasing capacity, habitat restoration and more.
The MCC Environmental Steward (ES) will serve at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park located on Casco Bay. The Park contains over 200-acres of protected land and is used for hiking, birdwatching, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Trails throughout Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park travel through forested lands and along the rocky coastline.
The Environmental Steward at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park will have the opportunity to serve outside on a daily basis to improve the trail network within the park, and facilitate volunteer projects to accomplish trail projects. The ES will conduct trail maintenance, restoration, and construction of 5-mile trail system at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park. They will also perform maintenance and repair of park trailside interpretive panels and signs.
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park will provide training in workplace safety, emergency operations, chemical hazards, blood borne pathogens, trail maintenance and restoration training, proper use of PPE, tools, and equipment. Experience in trails and facilities maintenance and construction will be the focus of this position. Experience in a wide variety of trail work will be gained through this placement.
- Facilitate connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and enhancement
- Trail maintenance, restoration and construction
- Development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities
- Restore trail structures including but not limited to stone steps, crib steps, retaining walls, stone paving, timber steps, timber bridges, tread and corridor
- Assist with Park operations and maintenance
- Follow safety guidelines
- Build, maintain, restore and provide content for interpretive panels
- Facilitating connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach
- Maintaining, restoring and constructing park trails
- Assisting with organization and facilitation of special events at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park and other Maine State Parks
- Carpentry skills
- Strong communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Previous experience with trail construction and maintenance preferred
Environmental Stewards will receive a living allowance of $342.05/week (before taxes). Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award. Some Stewards may also be eligible for student loan deferment, health care, and childcare reimbursement. A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position.