Invasive European frog’s-bit Research & Remediation team
Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed
Opening posted: 03/25/2021 | Expires: 05/14/2021
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.
- 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*.
- 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!
- 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