Trails and Volunteer Coordinator Assistant Intern

Expected Dates
January 5, 2015 to January 2, 2016
Site
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Position ID
PO-00536795
Your responsibilities will include: conducting and finalizing the annual condition assessment of the park trails; supporting the volunteer coordinator on trail projects and non-native plant removal; assisting with trash removal from the river via canoes. Must have great communication and computer skills

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Located in Atlanta, there are multiple festivals and concerts that happen on a regular basis. Atlanta has both a Six Flag`s and a White Water amusement Park. You will be a part of the planning as well as work several large events. You will assist the Education Specialist with school programs as needed.
  • The Chattahoochee River and its valley is a place rich in natural and cultural resources. Sometimes the river is clear, cold, and slow-moving, while other times it is a muddy torrent, plunging through rocky shoals. The valley contains a rich, diverse mix of plants and animals that represent an environment much larger than itself. For centuries, humans have been drawn to this river valley for life’s basics: food, water, and shelter as well as transportation and power to support the increasing numbers of mills and factories. By the 1970’s, the resources that mad the river valley a special place to so many people were being threatened. On August 15, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the legislation that set aside a 48-mile stretch of river with a series of parklands to preserve a part of the river valley for future generations.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, Trail Crew Leader Training, Chainsaw Certification

  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Writing/Publishing
competent with supervision
Swimming
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
competent without supervision