See BelowSchedule: Approximately 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible, with preference for shifts of 3-5 hours per day for 2-3 days per week.
Start Date: Flexible, mid-September
End Date: Flexible, mid-November
Forterra fills a unique and important niche as the largest conservation and community building organization dedicated solely to this region. As a national leader, Forterra is shaping a future that will flourish environmentally and economically. We partner with thousands of leaders and residents across the Northwest to create healthy, livable, and prosperous communities. For over 20 years, Forterra has led efforts to restore critical landscapes and conserve more than 172,000 acres of forests, farms, shorelines, parks, and natural areas.
The Green Seattle Partnership is a unique partnership between the City of Seattle, Forterra, and all the residents of Seattle. The Partnership has a vision of a city with diverse, invasive-free, sustainable forested parklands. It is a vision where Seattle’s urban forest will be supported by an aware and engaged community in which individuals, neighborhoods, nonprofits, businesses, and City government work together to protect and maintain this resource. Over a 20-year period, the partnership seeks to:
- restore 2,500 acres of forested parkland in the City of Seattle;
- create an informed, involved, and active community of citizens, City staff, educators, business leaders, and conservationists; and
- ensure the sustainability of our forested parklands through proper long-term maintenance and community stewardship.
The Green Seattle Day Intern will work with Forterra’s Green Seattle Partnership staff to plan, recruit for, and execute a succesful Green Seattle Day on November 3, 2012. Green Seattle Day is a coordinated restoration effort during which Green Seattle Partnership parks throughout the City simultaneously host restoration events. This position will support the logistical planning, advertising, and communication for Green Seattle Day. Tasks may include:
- ordering promotional materials
- fielding volunteer inquiries
- coordinating giveaways for the various restoration sites
- publicizing the event