River Stewardship Company
Rates of pay are £10.50/hr on a self-employed basis.
River Stewardship Company are seeking temporary field surveyors to assist in extensive surveys of invasive species along the rivers of north and east Yorkshire.
As part of the Environment Agency’s invasive plant programme, we are surveying 1300km of rivers across north and east Yorkshire in May, June and July 2019, recording the distribution and abundance of invasive species along the riparian corridor, with a priority focus on Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, and floating pennywort.
JOB: Voluntary River Steward
PAY: Training / reasonable travel expenses
FOR: River Stewardship Company2 or 3 days per week for a continuous 9 month period. The Voluntary River Steward will assist the RSC Landscape team to deliver a variety of waterway maintenance tasks and habitat improvements on Yorkshire’s waterways. The successful post holder will gain experience in tasks including: felling, coppicing and pollarding trees; planting trees, shrubs and other flora; habitat creation such as the erection of kingfisher perches and otter holts; invasive species control and litter and debris management within the river channel, banks and riverside footpaths. There will also be an opportunity to assist in the delivery of a variety of community engagement activities, such as running practical volunteer days. ASK: Contact Sarah Emberson firstname.lastname@example.org
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