Do you want to set yourself apart in the environmental field? Are you looking to gain environmental education experience? Do you want to become a part of a team? Then join the StreamTeam as an AmeriCorps member!
At Clark Public Utilities, we have six AmeriCorps members who play a vital role in the success of our watershed enhancement and outreach activities.
Dates of service: September 1, 2015 - July 15, 2016.
AmeriCorps is a national service program through the Corporation for National and Community Service that supports many different service opportunities. Members are placed with local agencies to make the community and environment healthier and safer while increasing their knowledge and skills. Each member at the utility serves 10.5 months through the Washington Service Corps promoting community awareness and rehabilitating local watersheds.
Here's a description of the program our AmeriCorps members help to implement.
- Education and Outreach Specialist
- Invasive Species Technician
- Monitoring Specialist
- Restoration Specialist
Each AmeriCorps member learns to implement salmon restoration techniques, monitors water quality and plant survivability, facilitates environmental education with local students, coordinates StreamTeam volunteers, and has the opportunity to learn more about themselves and the natural world.
AmeriCorps members interact with a variety of individuals and agencies from the community. Members receive extensive training and support for their individual positions and are provided various team training and development opportunities.
AmeriCorps member benefits include professional development opportunities, a monthly stipend, health insurance, loan forbearance, and an educational scholarship.