Volunteer: Water Quality Testing Volunteers with Riverkeeper on various dates from May through October
Are you interested in finding and eliminating sources of sewage pollution in your local stream? Since 2010, Riverkeeper has worked with community scientists to test Hudson River tributaries for the fecal-indicator bacteria Enterococcus, an indicator of possible sewage contamination. In 2017 we'll be partnering with many organizations and watershed groups to gather data from the Adirondacks to New York Harbor. We are looking for people to collect samples and use the sampling results to advocate locally for solutions. Sampling takes place once or twice per month, rain or shine, at predetermined places and times. You must be able to carry a small cooler full of ice down a riverbank, and attend a training session to learn about proper collection of samples. If interested, contact Jennifer Epstein at for more information about the opportunities in your watershed. No fee involved. Participants must supply ice and disposable gloves. For more information, go to Sampling will take place in all of the pink-shaded watersheds mapped on our website at the link above. Contact us for more information.

Volunteer: Eel Project Volunteers Wanted for Minisceongo Creek in Rockland County
For more information please contact Nicole Laible at

Volunteer: Eel Project Volunteers Wanted for Hannacroix Creek from late March through May
American eels (Anguilla rostrata) are migratory fish that are hatched in the Atlantic Ocean and enter rivers as tiny "glass eels" each spring. The species is in decline over much of its range, and baseline studies are needed for conservation. Teams of scientists and students collect glass eels using net and trap devices on several Hudson River tributaries. Juvenile fish are counted, weighed, and released to better habitat upstream, often above dams. Help protect this critical species! Interns and volunteers can assist in the Spring 2017 study on streams from NYC to Greene County. This requires mostly outdoor field work from late March through May, with very flexible schedules. Participants gain valuable field experience, study important species in the living environment, work with local communities, and earn recommendations from DEC staff. College students may be able to earn internship credit. To volunteer at the Hannacroix, email or call Tracey Testo at, 518-622-9820 x41.

Job: Part-time hire for Citizens for Local Power
Citizens for Local Power is seeking to fill the position of Coordinator to support the group's work on energy reform, with the goal of creating a locally-based clean energy economy. The position is part time (2-3 days per week). CLP's major focus for 2017 is twofold: 1) the creation of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in Ulster County and 2) organizational development, including fundraising and designation of CLP as a 501(c)3 organization. The Coordinator reports to the Director and will work with CLP board and volunteers, as well as with the bookkeeper, legal support, elected officials and other experts in the area. A flexible schedule is offered (20 hours per week) and the Coordinator is expected to attend weekly meetings on Fridays, 8-10 am. Some attendance at evening and weekend events is expected. Coordinator must have a laptop computer, mobile phone, and personal transportation. Coordinator will be an employee of Citizens for Local Power compensated at $20 per hour. To apply, upload cover letter and resume online here:

Summer Internship: Orange County Municipal Planning Federation
Each year, the OCMPF sponsors a paid summer internship position, to work in conjunction with the staff support provided by the Orange County Department of Planning. Generally, the intern will work on a selected project or study chosen by the OCMPF, under supervision from staff at the Department of Planning. Contact Amritpal Kaur at 845.615.3840 for details.

Volunteer: Riverkeeper's Volunteer Team
At Riverkeeper, we appreciate and depend on the ongoing support our volunteers provide us with. We believe in the necessity and the right of citizens to play a primary role in the protection of their local environment. To put that belief into action, we offer the following volunteer positions in which you can help Riverkeeper and act on your passion for a clean Hudson River free of pollution and protecting the quality of drinking water for over 9 million New Yorkers! Please review the below opportunities and fill out our required volunteer form and make sure to note if you are interested in a particular volunteer opportunity. We have several volunteer opportunities available from public education to service projects to citizen science. Click the opportunity of your choosing below for a complete listing. Please contact our Riverkeeper Fellow, Jeremy Cherson at 914.478.4501 ext. 243 or at with any questions. Please join our facebook group for Riverkeeper Volunteers. See more at:

Internships: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has ongoing internships in Environmental Action and Green Cities
Want to help close Indian Point and transition the Hudson Valley to a green energy economy, work on environmental justice, get environmental law experience? Will tailor to your needs. Contact or call 845.265.8080 x7113.

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