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Volunteer at the South Slough Reserve

The South Slough Reserve has a robust volunteer program, overseen by the Public Involvement Coordinator who works with community partners, Reserve staff and the Friends of Sough Slough to raise awareness of public involvement opportunities. 

There are many ways to volunteer with the Reserve:

  • Trail Guide
  • Visitor Services 
  • Program Publicity 
  • Education 
  • Field work
  • Clerical tasks
  • Trail maintenance
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Deborah Rudd, 541-888-5558, ext. 158.

Friends of South Slough (FOSS)

In 1988 a group of dedicated supporters formed the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Friends’ mission is to promote and assist the Reserve in its educational and research activities and to obtain grants and other funding to promote the South Slough and its programs. The Friends sponsor many activities each year to raise money for community education, trail development, and research about estuaries. The Friends maintain a book and gift store at the interpretive center and interpret South Slough’s ecology and natural features for visitors. Members of the Friends also assist by guiding trail walks, leading classes or hosting special events. New members are always welcome!

South Slough internships

The Friends of the South Slough sponsor the Reserve’s internship program, which is designed to help students gain job skills and work experience in the field of natural resources. The program offers a broad range of opportunities for university, community college and high school students, and for adults wishing to gain additional job skills and work experience. Internships opportunities exist for those interested in the sciences, research, education, stewardship, forestry, customer service, and more.





Eelgrass sampling photo

Resources

Contact

Deborah Rudd
Public Involvement Coordinator
PO Box 5417, Charleston, OR 97420
Phone: 541-888-5558 Ext. 158

deborah.rudd@state.or.us

Rebecca Muse
Operations Manager
PO Box 5417, Charleston, OR 97420
Phone: 541-888-5558 Ext. 134
rebecca.a.muse@state.or.us

Jobs - There is a new open competitive recruitment for one full-time permanent Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Stewardship Coordinator) position posted on the Oregon Jobs website.   This position is with the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR) located in Charleston, Oregon.   This recruitment closes January 2, 2019.  Please click below to view the full announcement and to apply.

Stewardship Coordinator

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