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3 Jan 2018

Environment Lakes Region Conservation Corps

Katri Gurney, Squam Lakes Association – Posted by katri Holderness, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description

The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites at the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species, maintain trail networks, lead volunteer crews, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, and spearhead reports on conservation efforts. The trainings, certifications, and experiences also develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within many occupational and educational fields. The program ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks, acting as a leader, and thinking critically to solve any problem that may arise. For more information about the LRCC program please visit https://www.squamlakes.org/summer-lrcc.

LRCC members receive the following over the course of the program regardless of host site:
-NH Safe Boating certification
-NH Commercial Boating license
-Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification
-Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans.
-Living allowance of $200 weekly, distributed biweekly
-AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907 received upon successful completion of program (minimum of 900 hours)

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE at https://www.squamlakes.org/summer-lrcc. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. For more information about the program please visit https://www.squamlakes.org/summer-lrcc or contact Katri Gurney, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at katri@squamlakes.org.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: americorps, conservation, hike, hiking, invasive, lakes, land conservation, species, Squam, trail, trail work, watershed, and watershed management.

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