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 Watershed CPR (conserve, protect, restore), sustainable living and have previous multi-day wilderness camping experience (preferred). You are an adventurous and creative team player with a proven track record as a community-builder. Preference will be given to those who live, work and volunteer in the Fraser Watershed.
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: April 30, 2020
Program runs July 16 – August 11, 2020
How to Apply
To be eligible, you need to fill out the online registration form by April 30th, 2020 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).
- A link to a short video (30 to 60 seconds), explaining why you want to be a part of the program. The video can be homemade, and we encourage you to be authentic in sharing your passion for sustainability and the Fraser Watershed. You can choose where you upload and store the video (Google folder, YouTube, etc.), we just need the link/url.
Participation in the program costs $1,500 + GST ($75) and covers the full cost of your 27-day trip down the Fraser River, including food.
We must receive your $1,575.00 registration fee by April 30th, 2020. You may pay the registration fee online at the time you submit your application, or you can opt to send a cheque in the mail. Cheques should be payable to the Rivershed Society of BC and addressed to:
Rivershed Society of BC
1603-1190 Pipeline Road, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7T9
Selected participants will receive an acceptance package via email by May 14, 2020.
If paying the full registration fee upfront is an issue, please contact us, explaining your situation.
If paying by cheque, your payment will be held until the selection process has been completed. Once you are selected, your cheque will be processed. If you are not selected, your full $1,575 cheque will be returned to you.
If paying by credit card, your payment will be processed immediately. If you are not selected to participate in the SLLP, your full $1,575 payment will be refunded to the credit card you paid with.
Please note: A non-refundable administration fee of $150 will be charged to applicants who are accepted to the program but withdraw after April 30th.
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: Thursday, April 30th, 2020.