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Conservation Chair Opening

Date and Time

Ongoing

Location

New York, New York City,
NY

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

The New York-North Jersey Chapter is looking for someone to head the Chapter's Conservation Committee. This is a high profile position within the Chapter. The Conservation Committee Chair is expected to be a vigorous and engaged leader and supporter of the AMC's Conservation Mission and Values. The Conservation Committee Chair will have discretion to select a specific conservation initiative of their choosing, which they are passionate about and committed to achieving, and which aligns with the conservation mission of the AMC. This specific initiative will define our Chapter's conservation direction and primary advocacy efforts for the next few years. See outdoors.org to understand more about the AMCs conservation mission, values and current conservation projects. The Conservation Committee Chair will have a budget to work with, along with the responsibility, authority and mandate, where needed, to recruit chapter members to support the Conservation Committee's initiatives. The Conservation Committee Chair must also be able to communicate orally and in writing at the college level. The Conservation Committee Chair is expected to be able to understand and explain the scientific research which supports the identified conservation initiative. The AMC's various conservation programs are backed by ongoing hard scientific research. The Conservation Committee Chair will be expected to present, using a PowerPoint presentation, for example, the importance of the Chapter's conservation initiatives to outside organizations, as well as to Chapter members from time to time. The Conservation Committee Chair may or may not meet with elected representatives and/or submit written comments to response to state regulatory proposals. The AMC educates and informs elected representatives and the public at large, and does not engage in political activities. The Conservation Committee Chair will also support and coordinate, where necessary, ??the initiatives of Chapter members who may be involved in their own conservation projects, such as beach and river cleanup, etc. All AMC Chapters and the organization are coordinating for the 50th year celebration of Earth Day, along with the 50th year anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Air and Water Acts. The Conservation Committee is expected to lead the Chapter's involvement in these events. Please send CV and email to vicechair@amc-ny.org, and call Rick Bryan to discuss for more details: 212 979-2868.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Volunteering Type

Conservation

Activities

Backpacking
Bicycling
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Mountain
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Climbing/Mountaineering
Conservation
First Aid
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Sailing
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Social Events
Softball
Walks
Windsurfing
Photography
Camping
Paddling - Canoeing
Meetings
Paddling - Rafting
Ice Skating
Music
Critical Treasure
Yoga
Fly Fishing
Cultural
Rock Climbing
Running
Paddling - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Birdwatching

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact




(best time to call: 7:30 - 10:00 PM)

"It's not about the miles you hike, it's about the memories you make." Every step, every turn of the head, brings a new view of the world into focus. Rushing past the beauty of the mountains and forests is not my way. For me, sleeping a bit later and getting camp well before sunset to collect firewood and make a nice camp is the la