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UW Farm takes on the Burke Gilman Trail

Beginning this week (Friday, August 29), the UW Farm will be partnering with UW Transportation Services to set up a weekly farm stand on the Burke Gilman trail on Fridays 3-5:30pm.

The stand will be located just across the trail from the Husky Grind at the Mercer Court apartments. 

Get your fill of fresh, hyper-local lettuce, kale, chard, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, beets, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, turnips, radishes, beans, tomatillos, herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, lavender), mustard, garlic and more!

The UW Farm is a campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability. It is an educational, community-oriented resource for people who want to learn about building productive and sustainable urban landscapes. All proceeds go towards sustainable farming education and student development. Stop by and support us!



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[job][Americorps]: Danny Woo Garden Volunteer Coordinator

Dear friends and partners,

It may have been a while since some of us have talked or some of us may not have met yet! In such case, I am the Garden Coordinator with InterIm CDA at the Danny Woo Community Garden. I am sending information about anAmericorps. position opening at the Danny Woo Garden far and wide and would truly appreciate your willingness to pass along this information as well.
We have an opportunity in the Danny Woo Community Garden to hire an Apple Corps/ Americorps Volunteer Coordinator. This position will both help oversee garden volunteer activities as well as teach children and youth in our children’s garden program. The position description is attached below.
We are hoping to find someone that:
  • has 1 full season of gardening or farming experience
  • has taught or worked with children for 1 year or more
  • has familiarity with and interest in social justice
  • Applicants who have knowledge of the International District and/ or the ability to speak Cantonese, Mandarin, or Korean are encouraged to apply
This request has an unfortunately urgent timeline because one of our Apple Corps members set to serve for the upcoming year has dropped out and there is now a time crunch due to the Americorps. hiring deadline. We are re-posting the position to the Americorps. website which should become live byFriday 8/22. We hope to review applications by the end of next week (Thursday 8/28). 
To apply, go to the website listed below and use the search near the righthand side of the page. Enter ‘environement’ or ‘children and youth’ into the interests section along with ‘washington’ in the location section to find the position posting. It is titled Apple Corps Danny Woo Garden Volunteer Coordinator. Information on how to apply will be posted there.
Please note that this is not a staff position. Americorps. is a community service program. Participants receive a $1,125 monthly living stipend along with a $5,000 education award upon completion. They would of course also be able to work with the amazing people at InterIm CDA, meet inspiring gardeners, and glean some veggies.
If there is any confusion about the application process on the Americorps. website, feel free to contact me directly. I will be out of the office Friday-Sunday, August 22-24.
Thank you!
Rachel Duthler

Rachel DuthlerDanny Woo Community Garden Coordinator

InterIm Community Development Association

D: 206.624.1802 x 28  F: 206.624.5859

310 Maynard Avenue S, Seattle WA 98104

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[internship]: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, National Park Service

Fall 2014 National Park Service Internship
In My Backyard Project

This internship is a part of a long-term project initiated by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLSE) in Seattle. This project is the first of its kind within the NPS. The mission of the project is to connect urban youth with National Parks and cultural and historical sites in Washington State. KLSE is a prime location for this project because it serves as a hub for national parks throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Since summer of 2013, KLSE rangers, interns, teachers and volunteers have guided this project. Previous interns have researched and visited local national parks and cultural and historical sites. They wrote blog posts about their visits and opportunities for youth and promoted the project through social media and by attending local festivals. The objective of their efforts was to gather information and promote volunteer and job opportunities for youth as well as general information and travel suggestions. The goal for future interns is to compile the research, photographs and videos so that it can be distributed and utilized by the community.

Intern duties:

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[job]: Washington Conservation Corps

Environmental career opportunities abound
Washington Conservation Corps to fill 288 positions at Department of Ecology
OLYMPIA – The Washington Conservation Corps, a part of the Washington Department of Ecology, has opened 288 jobs that help protect and restore the environment.
Working in partnership with AmeriCorps, the WCC provides annual member positions for 18 – 25 years old and no age restrictions for Gulf War Era II veterans, reservists and dependents.*  
Those selected to become a WCC/AmeriCorps member will gain valuable, hands-on experience working with the environment. Project work includes restoration planting, invasive species removal, trail building, and more. The most recent project supported by members is the Carlton Complex wildfire, the largest and most devastating wildfire in Washington’s history.
From re-building boardwalks and trails, to disaster response for wildfires and landslides, the positions provide paid, career-transferable training and leadership opportunities.
In addition to paid career training, members receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,645 (scholarship) upon successful completion of one year of service (1,700 hours). Basic medical benefits are provided and educational loan forbearance is available. Apply Online atwww.ecy.wa.gov/wcc and read a recent WCC success story atECOconnect blog.

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[job]: Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch Project Manager

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

The Seattle District Regulatory Branch is seeking five candidates for GS 7/9/11 Project Manager vacancies.  Project managers maintain a robust workload of permit processing, compliance, and enforcement actions. The district covers the state of Washington providing a range of Section 404 and Section 10 actions in urban, suburban and rural environments. Seattle District offers project managers plenty of hands-on experience implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) responsibilities, as well as coordinating with a variety of Indian tribes as part of our tribal trust responsibility. The district office is based in a new LEED certified building located a short distance from downtown Seattle.

The interdisciplinary positions (0401, 0408, 0470) will be filled under the Merit Promotion Plan (GS-9/11) or the Department of the Army Recent Graduates program (GS-7 target GS-11).  Please forward the Pathways Recent Graduate announcement to any interested and qualified recent graduates. Recent graduates must have completed a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university within the last two years.

Recent Graduates (Pathways) apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376835000 recent graduate WTHF141760051176089PR

Merit Promotion Plan apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375996600 merit promotion 9/11 WTHF141760111168915

The vacancy announcements close Monday August 18, 2014. PCS is not offered. Interested candidates are welcome to contact me by email or the phone number listed below. Thank you.

Matthew J. Bennett, Chief
North Puget Sound Section
Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

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[job]: Nature Vision Program Naturalist

Nature Vision Program Naturalist Position Announcement

Nature Vision is a non-profit environmental education organization founded in 2003 based in Woodinville, WA. Our mission is to foster appreciation and stewardship of our environment through integration of school and community for a sustainable future.  Nature Vision serves over 45,000 students annually.  In 2010, the Nature Vision team received the Michael Mercer Water Conservation Educator Awardwith partners for our work on the Sammamish Watershed Festival.  Nature Vision was also honored with the 2007-2008 Environmental Education Association of Washington’s (EEAW) Award for Organizational Excellence. 

Position description

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Presenting environmental education and outreach programs to schools and other groups in classrooms and outdoor settings from the Nature Vision menu of programs.  Training is provided. 
  • Prep and clean-up of materials for presentations.
  • Driving to presentation sites driving across King and parts of Snohomish County to reach schools and other sites registered for programs.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Start Date:  September 2014

Hours: Part-time, 7-20 hours/week, varies according to registration and availability  

Salary: $15-$16/hour to start                                                                        

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and experience in Education, Interpretation, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or a related field; combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to work in the field and in classrooms with diverse groups of students.  Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and able to read, speak, and write the English language clearly. Must pass WA State Patrol criminal records check.

Special Requirements:Must possess a valid Washington State Drivers’ License and own insured vehicle to drive to field sites. Mileage is reimbursed at federal rate.  May need to occasionally lift objects up to 50 lbs.

To Apply:  Please email cover letter and resume to Ginny Ballard, Executive Director gsanchez@naturevision.org by August 25, 2014.