Member Applicants

WSP Member Khaalid Abdullah based in San Luis Obispo takes a look at an important contributor to the health of local watershed.

The Year 26 (October 1, 2019 – August 14, 2020) Member Application will be available on April 8, 2019.

Member Applications must be submitted to by 5:00 pm on June 28, 2019.


  • At least 21 years old (current CCC Corpsmembers may be at least 18 years old)
  • High school diploma
  • U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • Possess or be willing to obtain a California Driver’s License with a clean driving record (no more than 2 points)
  • 25 credits of college-level science OR six months of relevant experience in fisheries/habitat restoration, invasive removal, or instream structure installation. May consider related experience.
  • Interest and experience in natural resources management and environmental education
  • Willingness to relocate to Placement Site community


  • Opportunity to make a difference in a California community
  • Monthly Living Stipend for Members ($1,905) and Team Leaders ($1,999)
  • No-cost health care
  • AmeriCorps education award
  • Student loan forbearance and repayment on interest accrued while in the program
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR and Water Safety training
  • Uniform and field gear provided

Before Applying:

Required Application Materials:

  • WSP Member Application (PDF)
  • 2nd Year Application (PDF) for Members that have already served a year with WSP
  • Cover Letter addressing why you want to join WSP, and what you hope to gain from the program
  • One Page Resume listing education, work experience, and references
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, which can be submitted on your behalf to Current CCC Corpsmembers must submit one letter from their C1.

Questions or Technical Issues: Call Jody Weseman at the San Luis Obispo Office (805) 542-8461 or Greg Poulton at the Fortuna Office (707) 725-8601, or email

Member Position Details

Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) Members serve under the guidance of a Placement Site organization for 10.5 months to assess, monitor, and enhance watersheds. While each Placement Site’s overall strategy, effort, and timing of service activities varies, all Members will participate in the following types of service:

  • Watershed Recovery and Protection
  • Education and Outreach
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Member Training and Professional Development

Details on Member Position Information (PDF)

Team Leader Position Details

The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) Team Leaders assist with the coordination and support of education, outreach, and volunteer events for WSP Members throughout California.

Main duties include:

  • Member Support
  • Watershed Awareness Project Coordination
  • Wonders of Watersheds (WOW!) Education Coordination
  • Community Outreach Coordination
  • Program Support
  • Member Development

Details on Team Leader Position Information (PDF)

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