The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation (BCPF) seeks two paid seasonal interns (approximately 40 hours per week for 10-11 weeks), starting June 2016, to assist Foundation staff and board members in native plant restoration and invasive species management within the Greenway.
The Baird Creek Greenway encompasses over 500 acres along a scenic, wooded stream valley on the east side of the City of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The portion of the Greenway under public ownership is currently contiguous from the East River to Huron Road, with approximately 100 acres of private holdings. As an irreplaceable community asset, the Greenway provides a natural oasis within the urban fabric that is used for many recreational activities including hiking, jogging, bird watching, cross country skiing, and biking. The City of Green Bay is undergoing rapid development on its eastern boundary, creating both opportunities and challenges for Baird Creek. The Greenway is uniquely situated to provide hands-on environmental education and exploration for a rapidly growing population, as well as a passive recreational resource. However, increased foot and bike traffic, storm water runoff, and pressure from invasive species threaten to degrade the ecologically sensitive habitats and stream. In response, the BCPF has initiated an integrated restoration and invasive species management program.
Please note that this is a paid summer hire/internship. Salary is $10.00 per hour.
Specific Intern Tasks will include:
• Removal of invasive plants
• Assisting in coordinating/organizing volunteers
• Identifying and cataloging invasive plant areas
• Planting native plant species
OUR PREFERENCE IS A CANDIDATE WITH WHO IS COMFORTABLE WORKING INDEPENDENTLY USING ArcGIS.
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION.
POSITION MAY BE OFFERED FOR COLLEGE CREDIT THROUGH UWGB IF REQUESTED AND AGREED UPON BEFORE POSITION STARTS.
How to apply:
Please prepare and submit a resume and cover letter, including GPA. The cover letter should clearly state how this position will be beneficial to your future career plans. Include previous relevant course work and experience. Cover letters and resumes (.doc or .pdf files only) should be clearly marked with “Baird Summer 2016″ in the subject line and emailed to Maureen Meinhardt at email@example.com.
For more information contact: Maureen Meinhardt 920-328-3505 or firstname.lastname@example.org