Category Archives: Conservation

How Are Your Aquarium Fish Doing?

Can a fish catch a cold? Researchers at MSU are teaming up with the Shedd Aquarium to determine how aquarium fauna get sick, what kinds of viruses they can become afflicted with, how to treat these illnesses and how to prevent them. We all want to keep our aquatic friends happy and healthy! For more information, check out the link below, or click here.

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-shedd-aquarium-partnering-to-create-healthier-aquatic-homes/

Happy World Water Day!

Water is a powerful element, causing both destruction while  facilitating life. If you  have regular access to clean drinking, count yourself lucky, because you are among the few in the world who can make that claim. To appreciate water, go through your regular routine today, and think about all the times you turn on the tap, run the shower, start the dishwasher or clothes washer, water the plants, give your dog a bath, any task that requires water. Even your electricity could have required water to be generated. We love you water! To read more about World Water Day, please click the link below.

http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/sustainable-development-environment/events/other-events/article/environment-world-water-day-22-03-17

Job Opening in Little River Wetlands Project

Little River Wetlands Project

Job Description for Seasonal Property Steward

Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelor degree or enrolled into a program studying environmental science, natural resource management, or related subject preferred;

 Familiarity with Indiana’s natural communities of plants and animals is desirable;

 Experience using outdoor power equipment or ability to learn

 Ability to carry out multiple tasks in an independent and unstructured work setting;

 Ability to lift 50 pounds or more;

 Ability to hike uneven terrain for 1- 3 miles a day with up to 30lbs on back;

 Preferred: Currently certified in CPR and First Aid;

 Preferred: Pesticide Applicators License from Indiana State Chemist.

Job Duties

 Use of herbicide to control invasive plant species using backpack and power sprayers;

 Mechanical removal of invasive species: Mowing, pruning, etc.;

 Use of GPS unit to collect data, other data collection and data management;

 Assist with planting native trees, plants, and seeds;

 Direct volunteers and lead stewardship events, as needed;

 Follow all proper safety procedures;

 Supervised by Director of Preserves and Programs, works on-site with Property Steward;

 Other duties as assigned.

Compensation

 $8 – $10 per hour, no benefits

Parameters of the Seasonal Property Steward

Type: Part time (20 hours/week on average), Professional, Seasonal (April – November)

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30am-2:30pm; flexible to accommodate weather and weekend events

Pay Basis: Hourly

Education requirements: College degree preferred

Working Conditions: Outdoors, uneven terrain, all weather conditions

Travel: Limited

Submit resume by March 24 to: Betsy Yankowiak, Director of Preserves and Programs at b.yankowiak@lrwp.org.