American River Parkway Foundation Internship

Kick Butt Campaign Internship(working)
The mission of the American River Parkway Foundation Internship program is to work with ARPF staff to
support the preservation and enjoyment of the American River Parkway by fostering environmental
education, stewardship and volunteer opportunities.
– Background/interest in environmental science or natural resources
– Must be able to lift 25lbs
– Must be able to work independently
– Must be comfortable working outdoors in all conditions
– Must be able to dedicate 10-20 hours per week
The Kick Butt Campaign intern will assist ARPF staff in the management, research, outreach, marketing
and data collection for ARP mile on the American River Parkway. Work will take place at areas of high
use along the American River Parkway. Work will be completed >50% outdoors. The Kick Butt Campaign
intern will take part in the following tasks under the direction of ARPF staff.
Record and manage data:
– Amount of trash and debris
– Location, frequency, and number of homeless camps
o Report observed homeless camps to Sacramento County Parks when applicable
– Location, species, and amount of invasive plant species
– Photo document all above data and import to ARPF
– Catalogue all data sets into organized excel databases
Volunteer events:
– Recruit volunteers for monthly cleanup events
– Work in conjunction with Sac State Sustainability and Residential Housing Association
Report generation:
– Create a report on the potential effects of trash and debris on the local river system
– Create a report on the benefits of removing trash and debris on the specified area of work
– Present reports and data sets at local stakeholder and or ARPF board of directors meeting

The American River Parkway Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1983 to foster volunteer opportunities and environmental stewardship along the 23-mile long, 4800-acre American River Parkway in Sacramento, CA. The Parkway Foundation engages thousands of volunteers each year through parkway clean-ups, invasive plant removal and adopting native trees among other activities. Each year, the Parkway hosts 8 million users and generates 365 million dollars in goods and services for the region. Users enjoy cycling, running, paddling, fishing and many other recreational and education activities.

We have internship availabilities in Wildfire Restoration, Oak Grove Restoration and establishing a social campaign. Please let me know what I can do to progress this!

Thanks so much,

Jordan Powell
Volunteer Coordinator
American River Parkway Foundation
(916) 486-2773

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