The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking applicants to fill 15 seasonal boat launch steward positions this summer along New York and Vermont Lake Champlain shoreline communities.
Boat launch stewards share the Clean, Drain and Dry message with boaters at more than a dozen public access sites on Lake Champlain. Stewards will work the launches from Memorial Day to late summer or early fall.
Stewards greet boaters and through voluntary boat inspections urge them to clean their watercraft and equipment of aquatic invasive species in an effort to protect the Lake’s ecosystem, recreation opportunities, and local economies. Boat launch stewards work outside and interact with the public. During 2021, more than 11,000 boats were inspected, during which stewards intercepted 829 invasives species on boats entering or leaving Lake Champlain.
The LCBP works with Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute to collaborate on training so that stewards carry consistent messages in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region. Several times during the summer, LCBP Lake Champlain Stewards will harvest invasive species as a team activity in different parts of Lake Champlain so they can explore different Lake segments.
For more information about the seasonal full-time positions, applicants are encouraged to apply on the LCBP website. The stewards can work up to 40 hours per week.
For further information about the boat launch steward positions, contact Meg Modley, LCBP Aquatic Invasives Species Management Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the health of Lake Champlain, check out the 2021 Lake Champlain State of the Lake and ecosystems Indicator report.
Photo of LCBP Boat Launch Stewards celebrate a day of pulling invasive water chestnut courtesy LCBP.