In This Issue:
- SNEC Student Intern Profiles
- Board of Directors Election
- EcoHealth Network Survey
- Job Opportunities
- Upcoming Events
1. SNEC Student Intern Profiles
Our SNEC student interns are all students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Interns work on several projects throughout the semester. We’re so happy to support these students in their endeavors and work with them towards their goals.
2. 2021-2022 Board of Directors Election
Members should have received their electronic ballots via email. Look for an email titled “Vote now: SNEC-SWCS – 2021-2022 Board of Directors Election.” If you haven’t received your ballot, please email Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to vote is Monday, June 7th, 2021 @ 12pm EST. Election results will be announced at the 2021 Annual Summer Meeting – Friday, June 18th. Keep an eye out for more information on our website: https://swcssnec.org/2021-summer/.
3. EcoHealth Network Survey
Interested in advancing ecological restoration outcomes in Southern New England? Please consider participating in a survey that is working to gather social network data about the relationships among people involved in ecological restoration and related restorative activities.
The survey is a collaboration between The EcoHealth Network (ecohealthglobal.org), a Boston-based nonprofit organization that works at the intersection of ecological restoration and public health, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and an MIT graduate student Eve Allen.
It should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. Please contact Eve Allen at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. Many thanks for your consideration and time!
4. Upcoming Events
Online Short Course:
Farming with Soil Life
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
This online short course is intended for NRCS staff, Soil and Water Conservation staff, Extension Educators, farmers and other agricultural professionals in the northeastern region of the US.
Participants will learn about common soil invertebrates, their ecology and roles in soil health, scouting methods, and management strategies to increase beneficial soil animal populations.
This course is free to attend, but registration is required.
A Residential Guide to Stormwater
Wednesday, May 12th
6:00pm- 7:30pm EST
In this training, residents will learn stormwater-friendly landscaping, horticulture tips, techniques, and how to treat your yard like a small ecosystem. The chemicals and pesticides you use in and around your home can be detrimental to your own plants and habitat as well as to downstream water quality.
The training will also provide information on how to design, size, construct and maintain residential rain gardens and rain barrels. Rain garden site assessment, soil analysis, plant selection and safety measures are all critical elements to consider when constructing a rain garden on your home.
5. Job Opportunities
Day Camp Instructor – Wellfleet Bay Nature Day Camp
Location: South Wellfleet, MA
Are you looking to combine your love of the outdoors and working with children this summer on beautiful scenic Cape Cod?
Wellfleet Bay Nature Day Camp resides on our 1100-acre coastal wildlife sanctuary and is seeking individuals to foster experiential nature-based learning for campers. We aim to promote positive youth development, stewardship for the environment, and a respectful and inclusive safe space for all our campers. Children will range from grades K-8, and staff will most likely work with similar age groups all summer.
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has opening for environmental analysts in Worcester, Boston, and Wilmington. The Department posted the following requisitions using MassCareers, a web-based Employee Career System. The system allows internal and external job applicants to apply online.