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Northwest Service Academy

Updated: February 28, 2005

An Environmental Service Adventure in the Pacific Northwest

Are you seeking…
– To serve in the great outdoors while protecting and preserving the environment?
– To explore the natural treasures of the Pacific Northwest?
– To form friendships that will last a lifetime?
The NWSA Mt. Adams Center, based in Trout Lake, Washington, is looking for energetic and positive people to fill the ranks of its field team program.

Serve on a Field Team…
The Mt. Adams Center field team program provides members the opportunity to serve on a variety of environmental restoration and education projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Teams tackle projects such as trail and bridge construction, planting trees that improve fish and wildlife habitat, building exclusion fences to protect riparian areas from livestock, and educating youth in and about the natural world.

Outdoor Opportunity…
Location, Location, Location! The magic of the Pacific Northwest inspires its members to seek out recreational opportunities that allow them to explore the surrounding natural wonders by foot, bike, boat, and car. On any given day, you are likely to find someone preparing to summit Mt. Adams, bike the single track along the Cascade Crest or dip a paddle in the Wild and Scenic White Salmon River.

Natural World Awareness…
The Mt. Adams Center believes it is important that its participants develop an understanding of the natural world and their place within it. Thus it offers a Natural History Journey. You’ll build a sense of relationship with a special wild place while on an extended journey. We’ll use a combination of vehicles to help get you there whether it is by boat, bike, or backpack.

Professional Development…
The Mt. Adams Center realizes that it is only as good as the people that fill its ranks. You’ll be provided with the skills that you will use during your environmental service work such as First Aid/ CPR, advanced driving and trailering, leave no trace camping, tool training, chainsaw certification, conservation and restoration skills, leadership and teamwork development.

You will learn tangible skills, make lifelong friends, and help shape the world that you want to live in. But, if that is not enough, we also offer some simple economic incentives. As an AmeriCorps member you will receive:
– $535 per month for six months ($3,210 before taxes)
– Meals and Lodging
– $2,362.50 AmeriCorps Education Award (use for tuition or paying student loans)
– Basic Health Insurance
– Eligibility for loan deferments, food stamps, and child-care expenses

Note: To be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award you must be a US citizen and 18 years of age or older.

Program Dates
May 9, 2005 to October 28, 2005

How do I apply?

Contact Amanda Lawrence: 509-395-3469 or email [email protected]
For application and more information visit: www.northwestserviceacademy.org


Address 1: Northwest Service Academy /Mt. Adams Center
City: Trout Lake
State/Province: Washington
Country: United States
Postal Code: 98650


Phone: 509-395-3469
Fax: 509-395-3689
Contact Person: Amanda Lawrence

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