Prince William Forest Park is an oasis, a respite of quiet and calm. In 1936, Chopawamsic Recreation Area opened its gates to house children's 'relief' camps during the Great Depression. Renamed Prince William Forest Park in 1948, these fragrant woods and trickling streams have welcomed generations of campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers. Discover Northern Virginia's best kept secret!
As the Lead Steward for the park's participation in the Climate Friendly Park’s Program, you will be conducting GHG emissions inventories for fiscal year 2010, 2011, and 2012, to be compared to the previous year’s inventory for trends, (2) review the park's Climate Action Plan to assess what milestones have been met, (3) assess energy consumption at different areas of the park and make recommendations on areas of efficiency, and (4) work with the Interpretation Division to develop outreach and educational information related to the Climate Friendly Park program. While your primary focus will be the Climate Friendly Parks Initiative, you will also be expected to participate in the invasive species program, work with water quality and chemistry, integrated pest management, and annual resource inventories for flora and fauna.EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: You will have opportunities to travel to Washington DC, the Department of Interior, and the Center for Urban Ecology.