Mar 25, 2015

NYS Parks Seeks Seasonal Outreach and Education Steward

The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is seeking candidates for a Seasonal Outreach and Education Steward position at Sunken Meadow State Park.

Position Description

The Seasonal Outreach and Education Steward will be hired by NYS Parks as part of the Sunken Meadow Comprehensive Resilience and Restoration Workplan project. This $2.5 million federally-funded project will strengthen the natural park ecosystem and promote long-term resiliency of the park and surrounding area, while also benefiting fish and wildlife. Increasing park visitors’ knowledge and understanding of the unique park ecosystems and restoration efforts of this project is an integral part of this position. The Steward will work under the supervision and direction of NYS Parks, with guidance provided, as needed, by the Sunken Meadow State Park education and outreach team (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and NY Sea Grant), to meet the goals set forth in the project.

Among the responsibilities for the position are:

  • Coordination, implementation, and evaluation of volunteer days (native planting, invasive plant removal, etc.)
  • Coordination, implementation, and evaluation of programs for K-12 and college students, highlighting the ecosystem flora and fauna of Sunken Meadow State Park

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter electronically to:

Annie McIntyre at

or via "snail mail" to:

Annie McIntyre
Regional Environmental Education Office
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
PO Box 247
Babylon, NY 11702



Mar 24, 2015

Google Calendar of Events


Our Events Calendar is continually updated with new information on regional events, festivals, volunteer opportunities, and educational workshops that spotlight invasive species management, ecology, and conservation issues.

Help us keep the most up-to-date informatio on our calendar. If you are interested in having your invasive species related event placed on this calendar, please send information (event name, host organization, date/time, location, contact information, website, and a brief description) to WNY PRISM at

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Mar 9, 2015

Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy Seeks 2015 Seasonal Water Chestnut Field Coordinator


The Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Water Chestnut Field Coordinator for the 2015 Season:

The Water Chestnut Field Coordinator helps lead water chestnut hand-pulling management work in remote wetlands. This is a full-time, short-term position with employment duration June 25 -- August 26, 2015. Housing is available if needed.



  • Organizing/coordinating/leading workdays, sometimes leading volunteers, in wetland sites
  • Compiling and entering data water chestnut harvest and volunteer hours
  • May assist in recruiting and thanking volunteers, writing letters, posting flyers, placing public service announcements, and coordinating with summer youth camps
  • Training volunteers in water chestnut identification and hand-pulling control techniques



  • High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species  
  • Experience operating various types of equipment
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license)


Click here for a full position description and to apply:

Search for “water chestnut” or “Vermont”


Application deadline: submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 25, 2015

More Information:

Paul Marangelo
Senior Conservation Ecologist
The Nature Conservancy
Vermont Chapter