Education and Outreach Specialist

This member is part of the largest Earth Day Fest in SW Washington, Make a Difference Day, Stream Stewards, and various volunteer-driven restoration events. Outreach is the core of our program. By increasing awareness of the issues facing our watersheds, we can promote community involved restoration. Duties may include: leading educational activities, teaching the water cycle and other environmental topics to 4th and 5th grade students, facilitating educational workshops for adults, helping organize StreamTeam’s Earth Day Fest, writing newsletter articles and implementing watershed restoration. This position serves closely with the StreamTeam Program Coordinator to implement outreach and volunteer activities, many occurring on Saturdays. Restoration activities range from tree planting, potting and maintenance to invasive removal. Approximately 33-67% of time will be spent in the field. This position is great for someone interested in education, community outreach and restoration.

Restoration Specialist

This position focuses on riparian restoration and monitoring. Approximately 25% of this member’s time is spent on activities related to planting and maintaining trees and providing logistical support for volunteers and contract crews at project sites. The monitoring portion comprises about 25% of the member’s time. The monitoring program helps us to better understand the efficacy of restoration projects as well as to engage volunteers in the study of stream health. Duties include: monitoring plant survival, understory and water quality as well as providing technical assistance to contract crews, tool/equipment maintenance and inventory, site maintenance (invasives control), and tree planting. 50% of the member’s time will be spent on other activities, including potting, weeding and watering in the native plant nursery, preparing tree protectors, leading volunteers and educational/outreach related activities. This member will perform many physical tasks in adverse weather conditions.

Nursery Specialist

This position focuses on restoration activities in the Salmon Creek and Lewis River watersheds, spending approximately 65-75% of the time on activities related to planting and maintaining native trees and providing logistical support for volunteers and contract crews for ongoing restoration projects. This includes leading volunteers and facilitating educational activities. The nursery portion comprises 25 – 35% of the members time. The Nursery Specialist supports a native plant nursery operation that provides plants for watershed enhancement projects throughout the region. The specialist assists with all aspects of the operation, including potting, inventory, irrigation, organization and integrated pest management. The goal is to provide high quality plants for the program’s restoration activities as well as demonstration plants for native plant showcases, including the Home and Garden Idea Fair. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in native plants and their propagation.

Invasive Species Technician

This position supports the Eradication Nation program, focused on controlling Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plants in the Salmon Creek and Lewis River watersheds. The member assists with invasive plant control, community outreach and volunteer management. The member will also obtain a WSDA Pesticide Applicator license. Duties include: invasive plant surveys and monitoring, treatment using Integrated Pest Management, including the application of herbicide, leading volunteer survey and treatment events, education and outreach activities such as attending local festivals, giving presentations to the community and communicating with landowners, and assisting with stream restoration activities. Over the course of the term, about half of the member’s time will focus on invasive plant control and outreach, while the remaining half will focus on restoration activities such as tree planting, monitoring and potting. about 70-90% of the member’s time will be spent in the field.