How to Apply
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You must be 19 years of age or older, physically fit, willing to lead, work hard, have a strong interest in sustainable living and have previous multi-day wilderness camping experience. You are adventurous, creative, a community-builder and team player. Preference will be given to those who live and volunteer in the Fraser River Basin.
On the trip, you will help with meal preparation, camp set-up and other duties. Meals are local, organic and meatless where possible. We practice no trace camping. Drugs, alcohol and smoking are not permitted.
A maximum of 10 applicants are accepted.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
Program runs July 19 – August 16, 2019
How to Apply
To be eligible, you need to fill out the online registration form by March 31st, 2019 attaching the following documents with your online application:
- Your resumé including two references with contact information.
- Your community action project idea summary, describing the sustainability project you will implement in your community after the trip. This should be a project you are already working on. Ideally, it should be part of your organization’s current work plan. Your project summary should be a maximum of 750 words.You must work with a local organization (Indian band, stewardship group, university, college, government, etc.) to implement your project and you must identify which of the following Watershed CPR categories it falls under:
• Education (school visits, community festivals/rallies/events, rafting and canoeing trips, etc.)
• Awareness (videos, blogs, web site info, social media, traditional media, radio show, events/rallies/conferences, etc.)
• Advocacy (public policy solutions for local, regional, provincial, federal and First Nation governments.)
• Protection (mapping, planning, protected area status at the local, regional, provincial, federal & First Nation level.)
• Restoration (restoration of fish habitat within the Fraser River Basin.)
• Monitoring (collect and analyze water samples, produce wildlife and plant inventories, analyze endangered/threatened species/ecosystems, collect data of key indicators of rivershed health.)
To help complete your project after the SLLP, you may apply for a grant from the RSBC (conditions described here).
We must receive your $1,500.00 registration fee by March 31st, 2019. Cheques should be payable to the Rivershed Society of BC and mailed to:
Rivershed Society of BC
334A Evergreen Drive, Port Moody. BC, Canada, V3H 1S3
Your payment will be held until the selection process has been completed.
Once you are selected, your payment will be processed. If you are not selected, your full $1,500 cheque will be returned to you.
Please note: A non-refundable administration fee of $150 will be charged to applicants who are accepted to the program but withdraw after March 31st.
Selected participants will be given an SLLP Alumni user account, allowing you to post your community project on our website. You are expected to keep your profile and project page updated while completing your SLLP community project, and are encouraged to use the blogging feature to share updates, requests for help, and to celebrate the completion of your project.
You are encouraged to seek financial assistance from your community (e.g. local watershed or stewardship group, rotary or service club, band council, business association, etc.) to help cover your registration fee.
Application deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019.