Are you interested in volunteering with SCRA? We’d love to have you join our team! Here is a brief overview in a few areas where we are currently looking for help:
Land Use Monitoring
There are countless zoning authorities in the St. Croix watershed. The authorities make land use decisions that may affect the quality of the St. Croix River and its watershed. SCRA needs volunteers to monitor the zoning activities in each jurisdiction, as it would require too much staff time to keep track of them. Volunteers will be taught how zoning proceedings work, and duties could include:
On the Water Volunteer Opportunities:
River Awareness Week: River Clean-Up
For more than a decade, SCRA has facilitated river bank clean ups on public land abutting the St. Croix River. At first it was one day in June. Now St. Croix River Awareness Week covers the whole basin and starts the second full weekend after the 4th.
SCRA encourages others to organize their own clean-up efforts and provides a public summary of clean-up events during River Awareness Week. You can either volunteer to organize your own clean-up, or you can volunteer to help SCRA promote River Awareness Week, track the clean-up groups, distribute trash bags to clean-up groups and assist in the final report.
Watershed Law Compilation
The federal, Minnesota, and Wisconsin governments have laws and regulations relevant to water quality and protection of watershed resources. A reference to such authorities would help SCRA more fully understand the extent of watershed protections and legal options as they arise.
Tasks may include:
SCRA Booth Staffing
SCRA has a booth presence at numerous community events and fairs throughout the year. SCRA is seeking volunteers to staff the booth. This could also include setting up and/or disassembling the display. You will receive training from experienced booth staffers until you are comfortable enough staff the display on your own, or you may choose to work alongside another volunteer.
General office assistance is always welcome. Duties could include help coordinating special events and programs, help with bulk mailings, or miscellaneous office tasks.
Use the form below to submit your volunteer application online, or if you prefer, complete the PDF application and send it back to us by mail or email.
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