Join a team of committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach, education, and restoration projects! Spend 10 ½ months working alongside natural resource professionals with one of WSP’s Placement Sites.
WSP Program Overview:
For 26 years, the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) has been engaged in comprehensive, community-based, watershed restoration and education throughout coastal California. The primary focus of WSP is to assist communities and organizations with habitat restoration for salmonids (Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout) in order to rehabilitate these threatened and endangered species to healthy and historic populations. Additionally, WSP provides watershed education and outreach in high-needs communities throughout the state, engages WSP Corpsmembers in volunteer recruitment efforts to increase the capacity and reach of partner organizations, and helps Corpsmembers develop into the next generation of natural resource professionals.
Each year, WSP places dozens of Corpsmembers with natural resource organization Placement Sites throughout California to work collaboratively for a 10 ½ month service term. Corpsmembers serve under the guidance and mentorship of resource professionals in collaboration with local landowners, public agencies, and private industry to assess, monitor, and enhance watersheds. WSP’s diverse Placement Sites include federal, state, county, city, tribal, and non-profit agencies and organizations. Each Placement Site engages one or two Corpsmembers in all the service activity areas, while each site's overall strategy, emphasis, effort, and timing of service activities vary. For more specific information about each WSP Placement Site, please refer to the WSP website: https://ccc.ca.gov/watershed-stewards-program/apply-to-wsp/
WSP fosters inclusion, inspires innovation, and encourages respect by embracing the diverse talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of all applicants. Each of us brings to the table a lifetime of experiences and knowledge. Each of us is different and adds value to the organization because of these differences. WSP seeks applicants that represent the racial, gender, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of American society.
During their service, WSP Corpsmembers participate in a wide array of activities, including:
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WSP Contact Information:
If you have any questions about the Watershed Stewards Program or how to apply, please contact the WSP Recruiters, firstname.lastname@example.org Jody Weseman (805) 542-8461 or Greg Poulton (707) 725-8601.