IRC Stormwater Summer Volunteer Internship
Volunteer internships for college and high school senior students. This position is 1-2 days a week for the duration of the Summer, with flexible times. The Intern will gain experience shadowing the Stormwater Educator while helping in the field, at summer camp, and occasionally in the office. Potential Interns should be interested in environmental science while preferably pursuing a career in the field and enjoy working with kids. For more information email Alexis at email@example.com with Camp in the subject title.
A Healthy Lagoon: Let's Chalk About It (Chalk Art Contest)
The stormwater division hosts 1 to 2 Chalk Art contests a year around Indian River County promoting the health of the Lagoon. Be a volunteer and help hand out chalk and get people involved in educating others through beautiful artwork about our Lagoon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Environmental Learning Center
The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) has been around for generations, establishing a learning environment for all ages of the community to preserve and enjoy nature. It is a nature center of high regard and offers many different levels of volunteer opportunities. The ELC is widely known for its Lagoon tours via boat or canoe, summer camps, and extensive mangrove walking trials. To learn more visit www.discoverELC.org, or email their volunteer coordinator at Nancy@discoverelc.org.
The Adopt-A-Road Program is a litter-reduction campaign designed to remove litter from county roads and improve the quality of the environment. The program establishes a partnership between volunteer groups and the County's Traffic Engineering Division. The program's success has improved the appearance of local roadways throughout the County while reducing the cost of litter removal. The County provides guidance and equipment to foster safe and effective cleanups and the volunteers do the work of gathering the litter along County-designated roads (residential and private roadways are not adoptable). County maintenance crews follow-up by picking up and disposing the collected trash. Volunteer groups contract to "adopt" a one mile stretch of road and commit to performing 4 clean-ups per year within that 1-mile segment. For more information contact the IRC Traffic Engineering (772) 226-1637 or email@example.com.
Adopt a Canal or Shoreline
Are you or your HOA/POA interested in committing to cleaning a canal and/or shore 4 times per year? If so, contact Keep Indian River Beautiful's Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org 772-226-7738. If the canal/shore is available you will receive a two-year contract - there is no cost, and all supplies are provided by Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB). You or your group will be asked to maintain a data sheet with volunteer hours and the amount of collected garbage. To educate your neighbors on ways they can prevent water pollution, you can print and hang the following brochures on their doorknobs as part of the project: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/cu_door_hanger.pdf