The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive bold, science-based action to rebuild Coastal Louisiana through outreach, restoration and advocacy. Pursuant to our mission, CRCL created the Habitat Restoration Program (HRP), which engages volunteers to participate in restoration activities at sites across our coast. Since its inception in 2000, the program has worked with over 11,500 volunteers and restored or enhanced over 4,500 acres of coastal habitat.
The HRP Assistant is an AmeriCorps position and will work directly under the CRCL’s Restoration Programs Director and HRP Coordinator to develop wetland restoration projects that will help restore/protect a portion of Louisiana’s coast, engage volunteers in innovative hands-on restoration projects, and engage communities in environmental leadership.
This HRP Assistant is an AmeriCorps position that is offered to CRCL through the Louisiana Delta Service Corps AmeriCorps program. The member will serve in the CRCL New Orleans office for the 2016-2017 service year (Sept. 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017).
What the Habitat Program Assistant AmeriCorps member will receive:
- $13,000 living allowance (before taxes; dispersed biweekly over 11 months)
- $5,755 education award (scholarship) upon successful completion of the program
- Student Loan Forbearance
- Health Insurance Plan
- Child Care Reimbursement
- Invaluable work and leadership experience
Photo of coastal Louisiana oil rig by Storm Cunningham.