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Position Title: Rattray Marsh Invasive Species Volunteer Steward
Organization: Credit Valley Conservation
Location: Rattray Marsh, Mississauga, GTA, Ontario

Become a Rattray Marsh Volunteer Steward:

Do you love Rattray Marsh? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Would you like to learn about invasive species and help us protect the marsh from these species? Then consider becoming a ‘Rattray Marsh Volunteer Steward’.

Job Description:

The ‘Rattray Marsh Volunteer Stewards’ are the long-term caretakers of designated areas of Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. The Volunteer Stewards are responsible for a number of invasive species monitoring and management and restoration activities within their adopted area under the guidance of Credit Valley Conservation.

  • Attend key Volunteer Stewards Training workshops
  • Visit the property at least 6 times per year to monitor and manage your area for invasive species (spring, summer and fall).
  • Be willing and able to work off-trail. Off-trail work comes with several associated hazards and risks such as slippery surfaces, uneven terrain, and poison ivy.
  • Work will involve physical activity such as pulling of invasive plants and shrubs.
  • Help restore native plant populations where needed by replanting native species
  • Report any new invasive species occurrences in your area to the CVC Invasive Species Program Coordinator.
  • Report any invasive species which the volunteer cannot manage on their own to the CVC Invasive Species Program Coordinator.
  • Promptly fill out the Trail Monitoring datasheet and submit to the CVC Invasive Species Program Coordinator through an online recording system.
  • Hand in the Volunteer Steward Log Book at the end of the year to the CVC Invasive Species Program Coordinator.
  • Follow the procedures set out in the Rattray Marsh Volunteer Stewards Training Manual.
  • All necessary training required will be provided

Job Start Date: May 1, 2017

Job End Date: 8 month commitment from starting date

Time Commitment: Attend full day training session on Saturday, April, 28th. Attend evening training session on June 8th. Visit your designated area a minimum of six times per year.

Mandatory Training:

2 hours of at home training prior to April 29th. This is for online AODA training and reading of other documents.

Saturday, April 29th

Meet at the Benares Museum at 10:00am. We will later go to Rattray Marsh. Training will finish at 2:00pm.

Benares Museum is located at: 1507 Clarkson Rd N, Mississauga

Thursday June 8th

Meet at Rattray Marsh at 6:30pm. We will be walking throughout Rattray Marsh.

Training will finish at 8:30pm.

Skills or Education Required:

  • Good observation skills
  • Knowledge of local flora
  • Familiarity with Rattray Marsh Conservation Area (trail system and natural areas)
  • Have moderate physical ability

Level of English Required:

Spoken: Intermediate

Written: Basic

Training Provided:

  • General CVC and Health & Safety
  • Job specific training


  • Spend time in beautiful Rattray Marsh
  • Learn about invasive plants and other native flora
  • Be part of CVC’s Invasive Species Program
  • Be part of keeping Rattray Marsh free of invasive plants
  • Get valuable experience in the environmental sector
  • Gain volunteer hours and recognition for your work
  • Meet CVC staff and work as part of a great team

How to Apply:

Email Freyja Whitten:
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Deadline: April 7th, 2017

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GoodWork ID: 38230       Date posted to Feb 14 2017

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