Internship Opportunity ~ Summer 2018 ~ INVASIVE SPECIES

Internship Opportunity ~ Summer 2018 ~ INVASIVE SPECIES

General Description: The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation (BCPF) seeks two paid seasonal interns (approximately 40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks), starting June 2018, 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 inholdings. 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 can include:
• Removal of Invasive Plants
• Assisting in coordinating/organizing volunteers
• Identifying and cataloguing invasive plant areas
• Planting native plant species
• Tree maintenance
• Other tasks as assigned

Interns may be asked to work with ArcGIS so our preference is a candidate who is knowledgeable with ArcGIS and of working independently.

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION.

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 “Invasive Species Intern Summer 2018” in the subject line and emailed to Holly Baseman at hollyb@bairdcreek.org.

For more information contact: Holly Baseman 920-328-3505 or hollyb@bairdcreek.org
Visit Baird Creek Preservation Foundation at https://bairdcreek.org.

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