Each summer the Bainbridge Island Land Trust hires a dedicated crew of teens aged 14 and older to work on conservation lands. The Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew provides a unique summer employment opportunity for students. The crew performs invasive plant removal, property clean up, and other stewardship tasks needed on protected properties. This program is financially supported by cost-share with easement owners, the Bainbridge Community Foundation, private donors and the Land Trust.
Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew
2019 Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew
Are you a teenager looking for summer work? Are you conservation-minded and passionate about working in the outdoors? We have the job for you!
The Land Trust is once again hiring a crew of teens aged 14 and older to work on conservation lands this summer. The Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew provides a unique opportunity for students to earn money while performing valuable conservation work, such as invasive plant removal, property clean up, and other stewardship items on Island conservation lands during the 2019 summer season.
The crew will work for 6 weeks beginning June 24 and ending July 31. The specific dates are as follows (all Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday):
June 24/25/26 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
July 1/2/3 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
July 8/9/10 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
July 15/16/17 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
July 22/23/24 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
July 29/30/31 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
A commitment to work all days is highly preferred. Rate of pay for crew members will be $12/hr. Work is outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. Transportation to and from work sites and food for the day is the crew member’s responsibility.
If selected, crew members will be asked to attend a short after school or evening orientation session this spring to learn more about the crew and get to know each other.
This was the 8th year that the Land Trust has supported a teen crew. Seven high school students did invasive removal, weeding around newly installed native plants, property debris clean up, and other important stewardship jobs on seven protected conservation properties.
By the numbers:
9.7 acres improved on Land Trust conserved properties
86 ivy trees cleared
0.9 acres ground ivy cleared
0.5 acres of clearing around plantings on Agate pass preserve
0.6 acres of Scotch broom cleared
676.25 Total hours worked