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Summer Student Job Posting: Environmental Stewardship Outreach Assistant

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We are hiring! Oakvillegreen is currently accepting applications for the Environmental Stewardship Outreach Assistant.

Gain some hands-on community greening and environmental outreach experience and help our programs grow.

Overview of Position

The summer student will support Oakvillegreen’s ongoing nature restoration, environmental education and outreach activities. Specialized work includes development of rain garden and water conservation activities and outreach materials. Will be expected to recruit, train and guide community members to become volunteer environmental stewards.

Qualifications:

  • undertaking post-secondary education in a relevant field
  • a passion for Oakville environmental conservation
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Docs/Forms, social media tools
  • ability to perform stewardship activities in the field involving lifting, bending, digging, often in inclement weather
  • willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • driver’s license and access to a car is an asset
  • experience in environmental education, event planning and working with volunteers is an asset

Eligibility Requirements: 

To be eligible, the student must be:
– between the ages of 15-30 years old,
– in school full-time and returning to school in September,
– a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and,
– legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

This is a 14 week paid intern position commencing on or around May 6th, 2019. Evenings and weekends are required.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications and eligibility, and a resume via email to president@oakvillegreen.org by 5pm, April 26th, 2019.

Changes at Oakvillegreen Conservation Association

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   With spring comes change, and that includes some organizational changes at Oakvillegreen Conservation Association (OCA). 

   After 4 1/2 years, Giuliana Casimirri is leaving her role as Executive Director at Oakvillegreen effective April 2019.  We have truly been lucky to have had funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for an Executive Director (ED) for the past 4 years.  Giuliana has made major contributions to the organization during her time with us including engaging people’s interest in pollinator habitat, native plants and of course native trees. She implemented Oakville’s first Seedy Sunday this  spring, in collaboration with the Oakville Public Library. The board and I would like to thank Giuliana for all she has done for Oakvillegreen. I’m sure she will continue to be an effective champion for greener communities.

   With the end of a major grant, and resulting funding gap, we are eliminating the ED role and realigning responsibilities within our remaining staff. 

   Going forward, our tree planting, rain garden and educational activities will continue. 

   Karen Brock will continue to lead the organization and can be reached at president@oakvillegreen.org Karen will continue to lead advocacy programming, planning and strategic direction for OCA. 

   For the Ready for Rain program, including presentations, please contact Beatriz Gomez at programs@oakvillegreen.org 

   For the Tree Hero and school educational programming, or Corporate Greening treeplanting opportunities, please contact Anelia Tichkova at programs@oakvillegreen.org 

   Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support of OCA in our 19th year of operation making Oakville a greener and healthier community. 

Sincerely, 

Karen Brock 

President, Oakvillegreen Conservation Association

 

Be An Oakville Tree Hero

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Exciting News for Spring 2019! We are pleased to invite all Oakville elementary schools and youth groups to join our BE AN OAKVILLE TREE HERO CAMPAIGN!

Here are 3 unbe-LEAF-ably fun ways to get your school involved in this eco-campaign:

BE A TREE HERO! Trees have super powers and so can you! Get your school or class started by booking a visit from our team to talk all about the ways Oakville trees have super powers!

GROW YOUR OWN SUPER TREE in class! Thanks to support from the Canadian TREE Fund, all program and material costs are covered for schools to grow native trees from seed!

JOIN THE TREE WALK CHALLENGE! Join us for a neighbourhood tree walk and hunt for super trees around your school!

Thanks to the Neighbourwoods program of the Elora Environment Centre for lending us their handsome tree capes, coming to a tree near you soon!

We also wish to thank the Town of Oakville Parks and Open Space Department, and Conservation Halton for their donations of soil and seeds.

We believe in the power of Environmental Education for building greener and stronger communities! Be an Oakville Tree Hero with us!

Click here for more details and to book a program!

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