|Employer:||Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance|
|Internship Title:||Invasive Aquatic Plant Education/Outreach Intern|
|Location:||Belgrade Lakes, Maine|
|Period of Engagement:||Summer|
|Compensation:||Compensation is provided by BRCA. A stipend award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement may be available for eligible, successful applicants toward the initial 135 hours of this internship, with BRCA providing compensation for hours in excess of this level. *Some housing may also be available.|
|Description of the Internship:|
|The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance (BRCA) is dedicated to conserving the lands, water quality, and natural heritage of the Belgrade Lakes Watershed. Founded in 1988, this grassroots group has grown into a combined land trust and lake trust with over 1200 members, dedicated to protecting the watershed through land conservation, watershed management and protection, education and outreach, and implementation of conservation projects. The BRCA works with area lake associations, state and town governments and agencies, other conservation groups, and private landowners to preserve the area’s natural resources and maintain public access for low-impact recreational activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance is looking for candidates to conduct community outreach and help with project logistics in response to an invasive aquatic plant infestation in the Belgrade Lakes watershed.
The position will require knowledge of (or a passion for learning about) aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant identification , and invasive aquatic plant mitigation. Interns will educate lakefront property owners and users about the threat of invasive aquatic plants and administer the Adopt-A-Shoreline program on Great Pond and Long Pond. The position will also include opportunities for various trainings and participating in educational activities at the Maine Lakes Resource Center.
For more information on the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, visit their website at: http://www.belgradelakes.org/
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|Supervision and Outcomes:|
|Position will be supervised by BRCA Milfoil Program Director.Person will gain experience in plant identification, data collection, plant and lake ecology, and public outreach.|