Ever wanted a chance to work at a National Park? Here is your chance! The Student Conservation Association team (SCA) is looking for self-identified individuals from black, indigenous and people of color communities. The crew will provide services at three locations within Indiana Dunes National Park: West Beach, Portage Lakefront, and Great Marsh. These areas have been identified in the Parks Resource Stewardship Strategy as priority resource areas for conservation and restoration work.
This crew will consist of 1 crew leader and 3 crew memebers.
October 10th – Decmeber 15th ( Monday – Friday ) 7:30 am CDT – 2:30 pm CDT
Crew Members will be paid a wage of $16/hour.
The crew will meet daily at 1100 North Mineral Springs Rd. Porter, IN 46304
Must at least 18 years of age.
Preferance given to local candidates.
The Crew Will Assist With But Not Limited To:
Native seed collection
Invasive species removal
Monitor 4 miles of trail
Engage with park visitors
Native plant instillation
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was given a National Park status (Indiana Dunes National Park) on February 15, 2019. Following designation of a National Park, park visitation has increased by over 21 percent (1.7 million to 3.0 million per year). Project work will be conducted in high visitor use areas. Improvement of park views and educational opportunities will be provided.
Training provided to the SCA team by NPS staff may include:
Ecological restoration objectives and techniques
Brush cutter operation
Interpretive skills for non-interpreters
Use of Biocontrol agents for control of Purple Loosestrife
Position ID: PO-00735599
Expected Dates: August 28, 2023 - December 15, 2023
1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible