“Austin Youth River Watch (AYRW) provides multi-year after school and summer programs for high school students. We combine peer mentoring with intensive environmental education, and empower youth through nature-based and experiential service-learning programs in environmental science.”https://www.sosalliance.org/
- Creek cleanups
- Planting native riparian species
- Invasive species removal
- Outreach activities
- Building rain gardens
- Advocate for AYRW youth and the environment
- Assist at the AYRW EcoHouse with administrative duties
- Accompanying River Watchers on camping and canoeing adventures on weekends
- Commitment to show up weekly.
- Adeptness or willingness to work with teenagers.
- Willing to be outdoors. Experience in content areas (water chemistry, aquatic life, riparian restoration, etc.) appreciated by not required.
To apply to be a volunteer, go to AYRW’s Volunteer page.
Or visit their homepage: https://riverwatchers.org/
Austin Youth River Watch Locations
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