Interns sought to help monitor Maine lake water quality

Posted April 18, 2011, at 3:03 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Interns are being sought to help monitor water quality in Maine.

Interns will work closely with Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program staff and volunteers as well as with state Department of Environmental Protection biologists.

Interns will be paid $9.50 hourly. Some weekend work is required.

All interns attend special workshops that are designed to train volunteers to measure various aspects of lake water quality, and to identify and take preventive measures against invasive aquatic plants. Interns can become certified to collect lake water quality data in Maine.

The application deadline is April 22.

To apply or for more information, contact the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program with information concerning your availability, area of interest, and how you learned about the program. Inquiries are welcome.

For information, contact Jonnie Maloney, Program Coordinator Maine VLMP, 24 Maple Hill Road, Auburn, ME 04210, jonnie@mainevlmp.org, 783-7733, www. MaineVolunteerLakeMonitors.org.

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