Stewards VISTA: Mancos Conservation District
Conservation Districts began in the 1930's as a result of soil erosion during the Dust Bowl, but have evolved into a unit of local government that utilizes a variety of resources to work toward solutions to today's natural resource problems, ranging from soil and water conservation to water quality and conservation, flood control, wildlife habitat and forest management. The Mancos Conservation District supports rural landowners by providing information, technical and engineering support and access to government cost-sharing programs. The Mancos Conservation District works on a variety of conservation issues ranging from improving water distribution and on-farm irrigation systems, noxious weed control, water quality monitoring and riparian restoration, and rehabilitation of disturbed areas. The Mancos Conservation District has been collecting water quality data for the Mancos River and its tributaries, and the District is beginning to analyze and summarize the data collected as a part of the Mancos Watershed Water Quality Monitoring and Restoration Project. This important work will provide the District, local community and CDPHE valuable information about the current and historical quality of the Mancos River in order to support continued monitoring and restoration activities that will benefit the Mancos Community who relies on the water from the watershed for everything from municipal use such as drinking and showering, to recreation, ecosystems and agricultural uses. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : •Work with volunteers to summarize and analyze River Watch, temperature and Sonde water quality data •Create informational reports •Create educational and outreach materials for the Mancos Community around water quality importance and measurement, and how the community can impact water quality. •Design and implement community engagement activities, such as events, presentations and workshops, in addition to supporting the creation of an Urban Water Conservation Plan in conjunction with the Town of Mancos and Mancos School District. •Increase program capacity building by developing processes for recruiting 5 new volunteers for the Mancos Conservation Districts River Watch program. •Prepare and submit grant proposals to secure future funding to the Mancos Conservation District and the Mancos Watershed Water Quality Monitoring and Restoration Project.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Education , Environment , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .
General Skills , Urban Planning , Teaching/Tutoring , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Community Organization , Environment , Team Work , Education , Public Speaking , Recruitment , Communications , Conflict Resolution , Computers/Technology , Writing/Editing , Leadership .