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Internship Opportunity at Welch Ledges

April 27, 2015

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

Welch Ledges Research, The Rey Center, Waterville Valley, NH

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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