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Conservation Fellowship: Apply Now!


The Escondido Creek Conservancy, working with Escondido Education COMPACT, is kicking off a program for High School and College students to participate in a revolutionary re-design of the flood control channel in Grape Day Park. This opportunity will allow students to explore the watershed, work alongside business professionals, and make a difference in their community.

Conservation Fellows with The Escondido Creek Conservancy will explore different sites within the Escondido Creek watershed through fun hikes and overnight camping trips. Additionally, Fellows will explore different career options and network with engineers, architects, economists, and wildlife biologists. With their help, each fellow will also create and present their own project to the Conservancy and city leaders. Service with the Conservation Fellowship gets them outdoors, allows them to make an impact in their community, and makes them stand out from other candidates as they apply for college or employment.

Applicants must live near the flood control channel in Escondido. While they can stay longer, The Escondido Creek Conservancy asks that they participate for at least one year of the 18-month project so they can get the most out of the experience. Time commitments will vary depending on their project, but they should expect to participate an average of four hours per month.

The first Conservation Fellows program session begins in July, 2018.

To request an application, please email [email protected]