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Position: Ecological Restoration Assistant
Organization: Friends of the Rouge Watershed
Location: Rouge National Urban Park, Scarborough, GTA, Ontario

Commitment: 6-12 hours per month (mostly weekdays)
Start Date: As early as Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Description and Duties:

As an Ecological Restoration Assistant at FRW, you will learn about biodiversity, ecological protection and restoration methods in the context of the Rouge National Urban Park in Scarborough, Ontario.

Tasks will range from:

  • Conducting tree, shrub and wildflower plantings with school and community groups
  • Installing rodent and deer guards around trees
  • Mulching and watering plantings
  • Collecting and storing native seed
  • Manually removing invasive plant species
  • Monitoring planting success and the use of new habitat by key wildlife species
  • Assisting with public outreach and interpretive hikes for school and community groups

Desired qualities:

  • Appreciation for nature and willingness to work hard for mother nature
  • Experience in ecological field studies (plant and tree identification, planting, sampling)
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions (rain or shine, and summer heat)

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Rouge, please send your answers to the following (3) questions to .

1. What experience/formal education/ training (if any) do you have regarding ecology/restoration/trees/gardening, etc.

2. Are you comfortable spending significant amounts of time outdoors? (During longer days, we will be outside the entire day/eat lunch outdoors)

3. What is your favourite trail in the Rouge?! (If any, or what is your favourite local park!)

For more information about Friends of the Rouge Watershed, visit: or follow us @frwatershed .

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 10 2019    ID: 54711