Category Archives: Urban ecology

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.

Carmel’s GOP Mayor is a Champion for Green Living

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An aerial view of Carmel, Indiana.

Carmel, Indiana’s six-term mayor, John Brainard, has served as mayor for two decades and has seen the city triple its population, as well as expand its sustainable living opportunities. The mayor has also served on President Obama’s climate task force, one of only four Republican members and one of two GOP mayors on the task force. He has a made a career out building up Carmel, Indiana for a sustainable future.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.alternet.org/environment/meet-gop-mayor-indiana-who-served-obamas-climate-task-force

 

Want to help wildlife in your backyard?

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Registration is now open for our upcoming “Helping Wildlife at Home” program, geared towards children ages 5-12. We will meet in the ERC: room G53 on the ground floor of the Science Building on the IPFW campus. The program runs from 11 am – 1 pm.

It’s free to attend, but registration is required by either phone (260-481-5725) or email (erc@ipfw.edu). When registering, please tell us how many people in your party will be attending and provide a contact name, phone number and/or email for your group. Our program is limited to 30 people.

Helping Wildlife at Home
June 11th 2016

You don’t always have to go miles out into the wilderness to experience and help nature. Discover fun facts about native plants and animals and simple ways to make your backyard a certified wildlife habitat. Make a toad abode and receive seeds from wildflowers to plant so you can provide a hangout for animals that visit your house.