Kristoferson Update - Week Three

Kristoferson Update - Week Three

This week marked yet another fast and productive week at the project site. The box culvert was delivered on Tuesday, and by Friday afternoon, Barnum/Triangle Bay Road was re-opened. The road section at the stream where work occurred is currently  loose gravel, so please drive slowly and use caution when driving the road.

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Kristoferson Fish Passage Project Nearing Completion

Kristoferson Fish Passage Project Nearing Completion

Patience is a virtue as they say. And, here at Snohomish Conservation District (SCD), we practice that skill every day. We can have staff leave and return years later before projects are completed. The Kristoferson Creek fish passage is one of those projects.

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Teacher Workshops Held

Teacher Workshops Held

With school out for the summer, SCD offered two different workshops to K-12 teachers. One is called Project WET, and the other is called Green Schoolyard. Learn more and see how much fun they had!

“I enjoyed all of the excellent presenters and tours – all were inspiring and knowledgeable… best training I’ve been to in years.”

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Now Hiring Veteran Conservation Corps Crew Members for 2018!

In 2017, Snohomish Conservation District began a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host a crew similar to our Washington Conservation Corps crew, but consisting of all veterans. Other partners in this effort included The Nature Conservancy and The Boeing Company.

The Snohomish Conservation District and the Veterans Conservation Corps are excited to announce that we are ACTIVELY HIRING United States military veterans as new crew members for the 2018 season.

Click Here to Read the Full Job Description and Learn How to Apply

These crew members will work with landowners on stormwater resource concerns within urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island, and occasionally in other parts of the Puget Sound region. Field duties include rain garden construction, installing rain catchment systems, and habitat restoration projects including planting native species and removing invasive non-native species.

To get an idea of what it's like to be a crew member in action, please watch this short video:

We are currently accepting applications for four months terms beginning on March 1st. More details and application instructions on this link - http://snohomishcd.org/employment/.

Work Schedule

This position will work on a 4-person field crew under the supervision of the Snohomish Conservation District’s (SCD) Community Conservation Team.

  • Work week is Monday-Thursday, 7am-5pm
  • Pay is in the form of a $2000 monthly stipend
  • Two consecutive 4-month terms
    • Term 1: March 1st - June 30th
    • Term 2: July 1st - October 31st
    • Currently accepting applications for Term 1. Crew members in good standing at the completion of Term 1 may elect to stay on for Term 2
  • All safety equipment (gloves, hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, etc.) is provided

Requirements

  • Must be a United States military veteran to be eligible for this position
  • Must have dependable transportation to and from the Snohomish Conservation District office in Lake Stevens
  • Must be able to work Monday-Thursday, 7am-5pm
 Crew members from 2017 - Matt, Steven, Chris and Taylor

Crew members from 2017 - Matt, Steven, Chris and Taylor

Questions?

  • To learn more about the Veterans Conservation Corps, contact: Kim Pham - Veterans Conservation Corps Internship Coordinator - kim@dva.wa.gov
  • For more information about the job requirements, contact: Cameron Coronado - Snohomish Conservation District - ccoronado@snohomishcd.org - 425-377-7009
  • View Snohomish Conservation District's employment page here.

Recent Press about our Vet Crew