Student Conservation Corps (SCoCo) is a paid Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District employment opportunity enhanced with conservation education for local High School age students. SCoCo brings the energy and passion of youth to local environmental work through four program components:
-A series of spring application work parties
-Three paid summer sessions
-Fall volunteer restoration work parties
The employment SCoCo provides to youth in our community develops a new generation of environmental stewards while making progress in the battle against noxious weeds in Bainbridge Island parks. SCoCo members work to control invasive plant species in our island’s parks and protected open spaces, achieving goals outlined in the Park District’s Invasive Plant Management Plan. During the three summer sessions, local educational speakers provide conservation education and career advice to SCoCo members during their lunch hour.
-All applicants must attend at least one (1) application work party to apply.
-If you can absolutely not attend one of these scheduled events, please reach out to Program Manager Morgan Houk at [email protected]
-Participants MUST register for each work party.
-If you are under 18, you and your parent/guardian must complete either a paper or digital copy of the Parent Authorization Form. You will be prompted to complete this form when registering for an account in our volunteer software. Or you can bring a hard copy to the work party. The SCoCo Program Manager may reject any form that is not completed correctly. There are absolutely no exceptions.