Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Birding Opportunity in northern Maine

Here is a great opportunity for birder/volunteer at the State Park here in northern Maine. Please spread the word. Sounds great for a retired couple with an RV or any adventuresome birder looking for a place to spend the summer and ornithologically explore northern Maine.

Looks like a sweet gig to me!

Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle, Maine

Birding / Campground Host Needed:

The Maine Department of Conservation is seeking applicants for campground host for the
2009 camping season at Aroostook State Park in northern Maine. This volunteer position
is provided a free campground site with water, power, and sewer hookup. Season runs from approximately mid May through mid Sept.

Prefer active birder or birding couple familiar with northern Maine bird identification to
lead weekly bird walks in the Park and to assist Park staff in campground maintenance.
Work schedule is 20 hrs. / 5 days per week per volunteer. Work schedule is very flexible.
Host will also assist in the organization and presentation of Aroostook Park Birding Festival on June 13th, 2009. Aroostook Park Birding Festival is a day long program that focuses on the native birds of northern Maine and includes bird walks and an informational program for campers and local residents.

Aroostook State Park is comprised of 800 acres with a 30 site campground. The Park is
located in Presque Isle, Maine along the western shore of Echo Lake, The oldest park in
Maine’s System, Aroostook State Park is mostly forested and includes 7 miles
of hiking trails on and around Quoggy Jo Mountain. Over 100 species of birds have been
identified at Aroostook State Park.

To apply, send resume, arriving no later than February 28, 2009 to:

Scott Thompson
Park Manager
Aroostook State Park
87 State Park Rd.
Presque Isle, Maine 04757

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