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Water Quality Program Associate
Riverkeeper is New York's water quality advocate. Our mission is to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. With an annual operating budget of $4.5 million, Riverkeeper is a mid-sized not-for-profit operating in the Hudson River Watershed. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization experiencing significant growth. Riverkeeper's Water Quality Program coordinates the largest community science water quality science project of its kind. In 2016, the program partnered with 44 organizations and 165 individuals to take 4,750 samples of water from 411 locations on roughly 795 river miles within the Hudson River Watershed. The data gathered, and the community-based method of gathering it, provides the basis for advocacy to improve water quality. Notable achievements based on this advocacy include the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law and the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act; commitments or proposals to improve watershed protections through Drinking Source Water Programs in Newburgh and statewide; and numerous corrections of specific instances of water pollution. Program staff expect a high level of integrity and performance from one another, derive great job satisfaction from achieving results as part of a community of advocates that improve the environment and people's lives, and thrive in a fast-paced but fun-loving environment. See for more about the Program. Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to humanresources@riverkeeper.org with "Water Quality Program Associate" as the subject line. No phone calls please.


Conservation Educator/Outreach and Communications Specialist
Cortland County SWCD is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated employee to perform a variety of duties relating to planning and administering a public relations and education program, and disseminating information on events and programs. The incumbent has considerable contact with the public and work involves writing and presentation of informational materials to improve understanding and gain support for Nonpoint Source services and programs. This position involves the development, coordination, and facilitation of media events, programs, workshops, conferences, and training. The position is under indirect supervision of the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Manager and provides assistance to the New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee (State Committee) relating primarily to the Agricultural Environmental Management Program (AEM) and Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement & Control Program (Ag NPS). This is a permanent full-time Civil Service position; however, it is funded through an annual state contract. It is an excellent career opportunity affording the incumbent a chance to make a difference in agriculture and the environment. Application form can be found at http://www.cortland-co.org/266/JobExam-Application

Rockland Youth Bureau Announces Applications Now Available for
Summer 2017 Conservation Corps Program
Conservation Corps members will perform a variety of outdoor, environmental community service projects throughout Rockland. Responsibilities include educating the public about ecological conservation and environmental health issues, conducting field research, building and maintaining nature trails, teaching environmental education, planting gardens, patrolling streams, facilitating clean ups and implementing recycling programs. To be considered, students must be at least 18. Members are required to serve 350 hours between June 1 and August 11 at local sites including the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources, the Clarkstown Planning Department, the Town of Ramapo, the Rockland County Drainage Agency, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority and Cornell Cooperative Extension, among others. Applications are accepted until positions are filled. The program begins June 1, 2017 with most of the service taking place June through August. Candidates can request an application by phone (845) 708-7307/7308 or by e-mail rcsc@co.rockland.ny.us.

Volunteer: Water Quality Testing Volunteers with Riverkeeper on various dates from May through October
Are you interested in finding and eliminating sources of sewage pollution in your local stream? Since 2010, Riverkeeper has worked with community scientists to test Hudson River tributaries for the fecal-indicator bacteria Enterococcus, an indicator of possible sewage contamination. In 2017 we'll be partnering with many organizations and watershed groups to gather data from the Adirondacks to New York Harbor. We are looking for people to collect samples and use the sampling results to advocate locally for solutions. Sampling takes place once or twice per month, rain or shine, at predetermined places and times. You must be able to carry a small cooler full of ice down a riverbank, and attend a training session to learn about proper collection of samples. If interested, contact Jennifer Epstein at jepstein@riverkeeper.org for more information about the opportunities in your watershed. No fee involved. Participants must supply ice and disposable gloves. For more information, go to https://www.riverkeeper.org/water-quality/citizen-data/. Sampling will take place in all of the pink-shaded watersheds mapped on our website at the link above. Contact us for more information.

 

Volunteer: Eel Project Volunteers Wanted for Minisceongo Creek in Rockland County
For more information please contact Nicole Laible at
laiblen@co.rockland.ny.us

Volunteer: Eel Project Volunteers Wanted for Hannacroix Creek from late March through May
American eels (Anguilla rostrata) are migratory fish that are hatched in the Atlantic Ocean and enter rivers as tiny "glass eels" each spring. The species is in decline over much of its range, and baseline studies are needed for conservation. Teams of scientists and students collect glass eels using net and trap devices on several Hudson River tributaries. Juvenile fish are counted, weighed, and released to better habitat upstream, often above dams. Help protect this critical species! Interns and volunteers can assist in the Spring 2017 study on streams from NYC to Greene County. This requires mostly outdoor field work from late March through May, with very flexible schedules. Participants gain valuable field experience, study important species in the living environment, work with local communities, and earn recommendations from DEC staff. College students may be able to earn internship credit. To volunteer at the Hannacroix, email or call Tracey Testo at tet35@cornell.edu, 518-622-9820 x41.

Job: Part-time hire for Citizens for Local Power
Citizens for Local Power is seeking to fill the position of Coordinator to support the group's work on energy reform, with the goal of creating a locally-based clean energy economy. The position is part time (2-3 days per week). CLP's major focus for 2017 is twofold: 1) the creation of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in Ulster County and 2) organizational development, including fundraising and designation of CLP as a 501(c)3 organization. The Coordinator reports to the Director and will work with CLP board and volunteers, as well as with the bookkeeper, legal support, elected officials and other experts in the area. A flexible schedule is offered (20 hours per week) and the Coordinator is expected to attend weekly meetings on Fridays, 8-10 am. Some attendance at evening and weekend events is expected. Coordinator must have a laptop computer, mobile phone, and personal transportation. Coordinator will be an employee of Citizens for Local Power compensated at $20 per hour. To apply, upload cover letter and resume online here: http://bit.ly/Apply-CLP-Coordinator

Summer Internship: Orange County Municipal Planning Federation
Each year, the OCMPF sponsors a paid summer internship position, to work in conjunction with the staff support provided by the Orange County Department of Planning. Generally, the intern will work on a selected project or study chosen by the OCMPF, under supervision from staff at the Department of Planning. Contact Amritpal Kaur at 845.615.3840 for details.

Volunteer: Riverkeeper's Volunteer Team
At Riverkeeper, we appreciate and depend on the ongoing support our volunteers provide us with. We believe in the necessity and the right of citizens to play a primary role in the protection of their local environment. To put that belief into action, we offer the following volunteer positions in which you can help Riverkeeper and act on your passion for a clean Hudson River free of pollution and protecting the quality of drinking water for over 9 million New Yorkers! Please review the below opportunities and fill out our required volunteer form and make sure to note if you are interested in a particular volunteer opportunity. We have several volunteer opportunities available from public education to service projects to citizen science. Click the opportunity of your choosing below for a complete listing. Please contact our Riverkeeper Fellow, Jeremy Cherson at 914.478.4501 ext. 243 or at outreach@riverkeeper.org with any questions. Please join our facebook group for Riverkeeper Volunteers. See more at:
http://www.riverkeeper.org/get-involved/volunteer/#sthash.S4tx6Hfw.dpuf

Internships: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has ongoing internships in Environmental Action and Green Cities
Want to help close Indian Point and transition the Hudson Valley to a green energy economy, work on environmental justice, get environmental law experience? Will tailor to your needs. Contact mannajo@clearwater.org or call 845.265.8080 x7113.

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