Invasive European frog’s-bit Research & Remediation team

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

Opening posted: 03/25/2021 | Expires: 05/14/2021

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Description:  The Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed is looking for candidates to conduct research and remediation of invasive European frog’s-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) in the Cobbossee Lake. The position will require knowledge of (or a passion for learning about) aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant identification, and invasive aquatic plant remediation. Individuals will gather and enter data on current European frog’s-bit locations and densities, as well as help develop best practices for removal and management. Position will include opportunities for various trainings and participation in educational activities and events. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Survey Cobbossee Lake for European frog’s-bit
  • Research and conduct removal and control strategies
  • Follow all Covid-19 & safety protocols
  • Work with volunteers
  • Educate lakefront property owners & users
  • Track & report data on field forms
  • Develop educational materials
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned to further mission of The Friends*.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Interest in Botany, Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology.
  • Comfortable interacting with the public.
  • Responsibility and maturity
  • Clear communicator (verbal and written)
  • Detailed record keeping
  • Mapping (GIS) and GPS unit experience
  • A PASSION for protecting Maine’s lakes!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Plant identification or an interest & ability to learn quickly.
  • Comfortable operating motorized & non-motorized watercraft.

*Some weekend & evening work required.  Must have own transportation & valid driver’s license.

To Apply:  Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Toni B. Pied, Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed