Think someone else is taking care of our country’s natural treasures, parks and preserves? Think again.
We hear it repeatedly from the State Park and Forestry Department, Wildlife Refuges, Ecological Centers, Audubon Society and local agencies dedicated to environmental stewardship: they have almost no power or resources to implement the environmental initiatives for which they were established to provide.
The majority of these government agencies have seen their budgets reallocated or cut by more than half. This means reduced manpower, reduced resources, and – in many cases – a huge loss of jurisdiction.
It’s your turn to take action.
Program opportunities include
We organize park cleanups in Ramapo Mountain State Forest. Our team and dedicated volunteers work hard to protect the native wildlife and plants from injury and pollution. Contact us to learn the date of our next event.
For local ecosystem and human health, it is imperative competing invasive species be removed. Our team and volunteers regularly monitor and remove invasive plant species to manage and reduce their harmful impact.
We grow New Jersey native species to enhance local plant communities. We propagate many rare plants including the American Chestnut and wildflowers. In doing so, we increase biodiversity and restore valuable wildlife habitat.
We are seeking motivated, passionate team members to help restore and revitalize the local plant and wildlife populations. We offer 2 and 3 month internships with the following requirements:
You should be a current college student in good standing.
Majoring in biology/environmental studies or a comparable major.
16 – 40 Hours/Week Field Experience -Duties include learning and executing plant propagation techniques, maintaining nursery, planting large numbers of native plants (some large trees and shrubs included), invasive plant species removal and general maintenance.
Applicants should be capable of managing extended hours of physical activity associated with planting and invasive removal during summer weather.