Volunteers contribute considerably to the success of RCDSMM programs. Volunteers help monitor wildlife, plant and care for native trees, remove crayfish from our creeks, help monitor the watershed, manage data, assist with events, and more. Check out our current volunteer opportunities here.
Help your RCD trap and remove invasive red swamp crayfish from Las Virgenes Creek between June and November. The red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarki) is a predator and scavenger that can have potentially devastating impacts on our native amphibian, fish, and invertebrate populations.
Read the full internship requirements here.
Please contact Debbie Sharpton if you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity.
Watershed Stewards Program
Interested in gaining experience with a conservation organization in the fields of environmental education, salmonid research, and oak woodland ecology? In partnership with the California Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps, the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is offering a ten and a half month service position working alongside natural resource professionals at the RCD, including our Conservation Biologist and Education Coordinator. Apply here for to become a WSP Member.
Stream Team members are part-time paid field biologists and interns that assisst our biologists to monitor wildlife throughout the Santa Monica Mountains. Work can range from steelhead, amphibian and native oak woodland surveys, habitat mapping, data management, biological reporting assisstance, wildlife camera and lagoon monitoring and more!
Reach out directly to our Senior Biologist to inquire about available positions and how to apply!
The RCD is looking for additional Environmental Educators. Ideal candidates will have an interest in outdoor environmental education, some experience with or knowledge of local native landscapes, and be an enthusiastic team player. Please email our Education Coordinator if you are interested.
Each year we host a Fall Educator Training for our environmental educators. Check out our latest training schedule here.
We’re also looking for a biologist to assist with native tree restoration work. This biologist will be responsible for coordinating both field assistants and volunteers to water, weed, mulch, and gather data about tree conditions. Additional projects are pending that might provide more work. Learn how to apply here.
Request for Qualifications
There are no RFQ solicitations at this time. Please check back for updates.