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Project Manager: Restore Coyote Creek Project

The Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition and the Friends of Coyote Creek Watershed are seeking a Project Manager to implement the “Restore Coyote Creek” Project, San Jose, Santa Clara County California

Compensation:  $60,000 (contract)

Time Frame:  July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

 

Project Goals:  Build a community movement to restore the ecological health and aesthetic beauty of Coyote Creek through citizen participation in trash cleanups, restoration advocacy, and opportunities to learn about, enjoy and bond with the creek.  Create a Trash Free Coyote Creek in a 4 mile reach south of Tully Road in San Jose.

Duties:

· Conduct outreach to creekside trail users, community organizations, faith community, and educational institutions to (1) recruit volunteers for quarterly or monthly trash cleanups and (2) educate citizens and students about the creek, its beauty, its ecology, it restoration challenges and opportunities.

· Create a Trash Free Coyote Creek between Tully Road and US 101 with the assistance of the City of San Jose , Santa Clara County Parks Department and the Santa Clara Valley Water District and volunteers

· Organize trash cleanups in coordination with City staff and with assistance of student interns and key volunteers

· Organize a creek and fishery monitoring project with assistance of fishery regulatory agencies, local biologists and creek advocates.

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