by Suzanne Whelan
Interested in building skills working with the public and being part of a committed team? Want to share your knowledge about Mt. Tamalpais and the rich flora and fauna to be seen? Then consider applying to become a volunteer Watershed Ambassador.
This summer a new opportunity was created for volunteers to support the work of MMWD in sustaining the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. Through the Watershed Ambassador Program, a friendly and helpful face can often be found at the Sky Oaks Entrance kiosk. Specially trained volunteers hand out maps, answer questions, assist with the cumbersome parking pass machine and educate visitors about the resources of the watershed.
Four incredible Ambassadors have been trained and have been sharing their love of the watershed up to 20 hours per week in this unpaid position. One of our Ambassadors says: “After working in the corporate world for 36 years, it is a pleasure to come up to the watershed and meet so many people enjoying life in nature and being around people who remember to smell the roses. It is very refreshing.”
A second round of Ambassador recruitment is scheduled for this fall in order to have a steady presence in the kiosk through the busy annual pass purchasing period this winter. There are a limited number of positions available. The application deadline is November 1, 2011. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 945-1128 for more information.