This summer the Land Trust is launching a new River Stewardship initiative modeled on our successful volunteer Trail Stewardship program. Volunteers are being recruited to assist the Stewardship Intern with removing invasive water chestnut from Fairhaven Bay and the Sudbury River.
Water chestnut removal begins in June and continues through early August. At least one day a week, weather permitting, the Stewardship Intern will take volunteers onto the river to remove plants. Plants are composted on dry land at a designated, upland site. Volunteer stewards will need to be able to carry baskets from the boats to the compost site(s).
Participants younger than 15 will need to be accompanied by an adult. All participants will wear a personal flotation device (PFD) while on the water, be able to swim and tread water, and be accompanied by at least one other person, typically a staff member or other River Steward volunteer.
A personal kayak, canoe, or small, motorized watercraft, and associated equipment (e.g., paddles, PFD), are required. The Land Trust has a small number of kayaks and limited equipment it can loan.
For a copy of the position description, click here.
If this opportunity interests you, we would love to hear from you! Reach out to the Land Trust office using the contact information found at the bottom of this page.
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