Our Coastal Restoration Crew, based in Houston, completes conservation projects for a variety of partners: Armand Bayou Nature Center, Galveston Bay Foundation, National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife, and The Nature Conservancy.
TYPES OF PROJECTS: Coastal Bay and Estuary Restoration, Sea Grass Restoration, Wetland Habitat Restoration, Oyster Reef Restoration, Living Shorelines Installation, Riparian Monitoring and SVAP-1 Rapid Assessment, Public Land Improvements and Historic Preservation, Trail Building and Maintenance, Invasive Species Mechanical Reduction and Herbicide Treatment, Hazardous Tree Felling.
Leaders will co-lead a 10 person crew through conservation projects. Crews will typically work a 10 days on and 4 days off schedule: leaving on a Monday, and coming back the following Wednesday. At the beginning of the week, the crew will go grocery shopping and purchase food with a budget provided by TxCC. The crews will then work, camp, eat, and live together until the end of their 10 day work cycle.
For local project site’s, crews will work a regular 8-5pm, Monday-Friday schedule. During projects, the crews will get to and from their project sites using our vehicles, driven by the crew leaders.
Term of service: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018
Living Stipend: $1,500 / month
Education Award: $5,775
Other benefits: Student Loan deferment, Free Health Insurance