Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is one of many potential Host sites for the 2019-20 Chesapeake Conservation Corps service year. In the Chesapeake Conservation Corps young professionals can gain vital green jobs skills and build a network of connections in the environmental field. This one-year term of paid service places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofits or government agencies to work full-time in the environmental field in the Chesapeake watershed. Throughout the year the Corps provides hands-on professional and leadership experience through on-the-ground work leading and assisting with projects and programs, extensive trainings, and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing. This initiative is supported by the Trust, BGE an Exelon Company, the National Park Service and the state of Maryland.
The purpose of the Corps Program is 1) to enable young adults to work with organizations and communities on issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay, and 2) to better prepare young adults pursuing careers in the environmental field. Corps Members will work on projects and programs that fall into at least one of six categories (environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture or forestry), gain career and leadership skills, and become more engaged through meaningful community service.
If successfully matched with Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, the Corps Member will:
- Assist with an award-winning, Tier 3 volunteer water quality monitoring program,
- Help teach seventh graders in classrooms, at field trips, and with stewardship activities,
- Work with the Cambridge Residential Stewardship Initiative (CRSI) to install rain gardens and other conservation practices,
- Assist with a new river grass volunteer survey program, seed collection, and seed dispersal or grow-out,
- Help educate and empower communities about conservation actions,
- Coordinate trash clean-ups and other activities,
- Explore recreational opportunities on the river and its creeks, including drafting new paddling itineraries for the Paddle the Nanticoke website, and
- Learn about small nonprofits and become an integral member of the team.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 35-40 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Chesapeake Bay region for a paid year of service ($18,500) beginning on August 20, 2019. To find the application go to https://cbtrust.org/prospective/.
Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
For any questions about becoming a part of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Drennan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-974-2941, ext. 102.
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) has taken feedback from partners and stakeholders to help the organization better serve the needs of the community as the organization moves into the future.
The Board of Directors and NWA staff worked together to identify long-term objectives and the steps it would take to achieve goals. The strategic plan was created to act as a road map that will help guide the organization’s focus on certain projects to ensure that they are meeting the needs of their “Partners in Conversation,” along with all other community members in the Nanticoke River Watershed.
Click Here for a downloadable version of the Strategic Plan
All available sites have been adopted. Thanks for your interest!
The NWA is seeking a couple of new Creekwatchers to join our team. We are looking for Creekwatchers to adopt a pair of sites on the Marshyhope Creek in/near Federalsburg and for Creekwatchers to adopt a site near Seaford and a site between Seaford and Georgetown. NWA provides equipment, training, and on-going support.
Please contact Beth Wasden to set up a training or for more information.
Looking to get out on the the water during the late summer and early autumn? Rommel Hearth and Outdoor will be hosting a series of “social paddles” on local waterways. Several paddles will be held on the Nanticoke and its tributaries, including Broad Creek and Barren Creek, and some paddles will include demonstrations or special topics. See the flyer for the full schedule. Note that you must provide your own kayak, paddle, whistle, and PFD and you should RSVP through the Rommel Hearth and Outdoor FB page or at the store.
Thanks for your interest in our Designer Ditch Workshops, which we held in August 2018.
Click Here to learn more about Designer Ditches!
On Saturday, June 9, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance released the Ten Year Nanticoke River Report Card at the 2018 Nanticoke Wade In. The print version of the report card is now available at the NWA office, or you can download a PDF version of the Ten Year Report Card today!