Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Summer JOB Posting: Georgian Bay, Collingwood area

Georgian Bay Forever is looking for a Community Invasive Species Co-ordinator for this summer in the Collingwood area.

When?
Summer, 2017: June 5th, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Where?
Collingwood primarily, but also other areas of Georgian Bay
How do I find out more?
Read about the qualifications, and how to apply at this link.

Summer JOB Posting In Georgian Bay

The Honey Harbour Association in partnership with Georgian Bay Forever is looking for 2 summer students to act as Ambassadors in fighting invasive Phragmites.

When?
Summer, 2017
Where?
Honey Harbour primarily, Go Home Lake, and Cognashene in Georgian Bay
How do I find out more?
Read about the qualifications, and how to apply at this link.

Volunteer Opportunties

Volunteers are so important to protecting Georgian Bay! Here are some opportunities:

Fight Invasive Phragmites that are harming wetlands and habitat, in your local area of Georgian Bay
Find your local leader and volunteer to help a cut.

Join a Georgian Bay Forever committee. Devote your time and skills to helping protect the water of Georgian Bay
Learn about our committees.
Contact heather.sargeant@gbf.org if you are interested in volunteering, and which committee. You will be connected with the committee chair, who will be pleased to talk with you about what's involved.

Volunteer to take water quality samples!
A partner of GBF on water quality, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) has identified a need for more volunteers in monitoring nutrients along eastern Georgian Bay. Nutrient monitoring refers to total phosphorus (TP) monitoring, as it is the nutrient that controls the growth of algae and most living biota in the aquatic environment. In order to collect TP in a single database, cottagers and associations are encouraged to get involved in the provincial Lake Partner Program (LPP) to help monitor the health of their waterbody. To date, there are 600 volunteers sampling at over 800 sites; there are at least 40 additional sites that could help scientific understanding of nutrients in eastern Georgian Bay. If your association has questions or would like further information, please contact David Bywater, program coordinator at conservation@gbbr.ca or 705.774.0978.