Trails and Volunteer Coordinator Assistant Intern

Expected Dates
January 5, 2015 to January 2, 2016
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Position ID
Your responsibilities will include: conducting and finalizing the annual condition assessment of the park trails; supporting the volunteer coordinator on trail projects and non-native plant removal; assisting with trash removal from the river via canoes. Must have great communication and computer skills

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Located in Atlanta, there are multiple festivals and concerts that happen on a regular basis. Atlanta has both a Six Flag`s and a White Water amusement Park. You will be a part of the planning as well as work several large events. You will assist the Education Specialist with school programs as needed.
  • The Chattahoochee River and its valley is a place rich in natural and cultural resources. Sometimes the river is clear, cold, and slow-moving, while other times it is a muddy torrent, plunging through rocky shoals. The valley contains a rich, diverse mix of plants and animals that represent an environment much larger than itself. For centuries, humans have been drawn to this river valley for life’s basics: food, water, and shelter as well as transportation and power to support the increasing numbers of mills and factories. By the 1970’s, the resources that mad the river valley a special place to so many people were being threatened. On August 15, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the legislation that set aside a 48-mile stretch of river with a series of parklands to preserve a part of the river valley for future generations.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, Trail Crew Leader Training, Chainsaw Certification

  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
competent without supervision