The Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward assists the Save The River (STR), Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT), and the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center (MACNC) trustees and staff to better serve their missions. This Steward will spend (3) weeks respectively at each organization immersing themselves in the 1000 Islands region and what it is to be an environmental steward. During summer months, all three organizations experience an influx of business as a direct correlation of the tourist season. TILT expands its property management on Signature Preserves, conservation easements, and recreational facilities and trails. STR works to protect and preserve the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education, and research. The Nature Center is dedicated to the conservation and environmental education for all Park visitors.
The Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward will spend three weeks at each of the three organizations, getting an incredible experience of the environmentally-focused nonprofit sector and the 1000 Islands region as a whole. We envision this as an opportunity unlike any other – a true environmental internship in and of the 1000 Islands.
The Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward is an hourly, seasonal paid position that reports to TILT’s Education and Outreach Coordinator.
This internship was made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation and the support of nearly 200 individual donors, in honor of Ken Deedy’s legacy.