Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is hiring watercraft inspectors and decontamination technicians to work at boat launches and other key locations across the Adirondacks to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in the region’s waterways.
AWI works closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and multiple lake associations and municipalities to deploy stewards at carefully selected locations around the region. Inspection and wash station locations can be found online.
AWI operates boat wash and inspection stations at more than 60 locations in Northern New York, educating boaters about the risk of invasive species and ensuring boats are free of harmful organisms.
Currently, the sites with the greatest hiring needs are in the Fulton Chain of Lakes region, Southern Lake Champlain, Great Sacandaga, and Cranberry Lake. People interested in working as a Watershed Steward or Decontamination Technician can find more information online.
Photo of watershed stewards courtesy AWI.