The Margret & H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley is offering an internship opportunity this summer. Working in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Rey Center’s Welch Ledge Stewardship program would like to hire an intern or volunteer for the June through August 2015 hiking season.
The successful applicant (age 18 and over) will work as a steward on the ledges of Welch Mountain informing hikers about the need to stay on trails to avoid damaging plant communities sensitive to trampling, educating people about the species that grow in exposed ledge areas throughout the White Mountains, and the ongoing efforts to protect them.
In addition, the steward will spend part of their time at the Welch-Dick trail head supporting the Forest Service’s Trail Stewards campaign to reduce the numbers of hiking injuries in the White Mountains. By providing safety information to hikers and families, they will be helping people to make appropriate choices about clothing, nutrition and hydration, the weather, and the length of time it might take to traverse this very popular trail.
The internship offers a $1,300 stipend for 88 hours of service over 11 Saturdays/Sundays beginning June 6. The steward’s schedule may include one 8-hour day or two 4-hour days per weekend. Additional benefits include training in plant identification and ecology, learning first hand about issues related to environmental conservation, and experiencing working with the recreating public.
Learn more by contacting Sherry Holmes at the Rey Center. 603-236-3308 email@example.com