Want to Get Paid to Protect Your Waters?

The Thousand Island Land Trust and SLELO PRISM are co-administrating a Watercraft Inspection Steward Program (WISP) in the SLELO region.

Positions are open now for the upcoming 2023 summer season

There are 12 steward positions open for the upcoming season. The application deadline is March 31st, 2023.

There are full-time and part-time positions available. Full-Time Watercraft Inspection Steward is a 40 hours per week position. Both positions begin with a paid, mandatory 3-day training from May 24th-26th and start their roles on May 27th. The positions are expected to end on Monday, September 4th with some opportunities for extension.

Playing a critical role in invasive species management, Stewards will visit assigned boat launch locations around the region to interact with the public and gather recreational boater information, conduct voluntary watercraft and equipment inspections, and familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species. Stewards will be responsible for monitoring up to three (3) boat launches within close geographic proximity to each other and will operate with a high degree of independence.

Responsibilities include: conducting watercraft inspections, data collection and administering voluntary surveys, identification and management of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), interactions with the public, and distribution of educational materials.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications should include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and preferred locations, a resume, and contact information for two (2) professional references.

Please send this information to Shannon Walter, TILT Education, and Outreach Coordinator, at swalter@tilandtrust.org or mail to the Thousand Islands Land Trust, P.O. Box 238, Clayton NY 13624.

In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process; please write your name (Last, First) and Watercraft Inspection Steward as the subject line of your email. More information about the Thousand Islands Land Trust may be found at: www.TILandTrust.org. No phone calls or faxes, please.