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New ECO AmeriCorps Position for WUV and Vermont River Conservancy

posted Sep 18, 2015, 6:32 AM by Lyn Munno
Watersheds United Vermont and the Vermont River Conservancy are co-hosting an ECO AmeriCorps member for 11 months of service starting mid-September, 2015. Elizabeth Gribkoff is a UVM Environmental Studies major who has held a variety of conservation, outreach and volunteer coordination positions since graduating in 2013.

Elizabeth will work primarily out of VRC’s Montpelier office, and will travel to steward lands and support watershed groups statewide. Elizabeth will spend about 60% of her time working with WUV members to identify opportunities to expand the involvement of volunteers (including school and college service learning programs) in their work. She will spend the rest of her time working with Vermont River Conservancy monitoring and stewarding conserved properties, assisting with developing their Swimming Hole for Every Town initiative, and improving outreach and event planning.

Cost share for this position will be covered by Vermont DEC’s new ECO AmeriCorps program focused on water quality efforts, with additional local grant support. Department of Environmental Conservation is hosting 20 ECO AmeriCorps members to serve in environmental and water quality focused organizations around Vermont.