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 always on the look out for Veterans who are interested in working with us on to better our ground.
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:
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
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
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
To learn more about the Veterans Conservation Corps, contact: Kim Pham - Veterans Conservation Corps Internship Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the job requirements, contact: Taylor Pesce - Snohomish Conservation District - email@example.com - 425-377-7022
View Snohomish Conservation District's employment page here.
Recent Press about our Vet Crew
"A Country Worth Defending is Worth Preserving" - The Nature Conservancy
"Team of eco-friendly veterans work on conservation projects across county" - The Everett Herald