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Watershed Field Technician at Wheatley River Improvement Group

Date Posted: March 20, 2024
Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
Job Type: Seasonal / Contract
Job Category:

  • Applied and Environmental Sciences
Job Start Date: May 13, 2024
Job End Date: August 23, 2024
Job Location: On-site Position (Rustico, PEI, Canada)
Positions Available: 2
Salary: $17.50/hr
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Description

  • Participate in watershed stream restoration activities, such as: tree planting in the riparian area, brush mat construction on eroding streambanks, clearing blockages in-stream for fish passage, and other special projects as needed.
  • Participate in watershed monitoring programs, including: water quality monitoring, estuary water quality surveys, nesting box monitoring, and sediment erosion surveys.
  • Document day-to-day activities through field notes, GPS, and photography.
  • Maintain the lawn, garden and trails at Rackham’s Community Pond.
  • Participate in local community and educational events.
  • Assess/maintain tools and equipment necessary for carrying out field work.
  • Complete a field crew report and display poster at the end of the season.
  • Assist staff with other watershed-related tasks as necessary.


  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program with an environmental focus; and returning to full-time post-secondary studies at the end of summer placement.
  • Prior watershed work and/or volunteer experience is considered an asset.
  • Ability to work efficiently and as part of a team.
  • Well organized, self-disciplined and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.


Mileage when using your own vehicle for work will be compensated.

How to Apply

Submit your application by email to the company contact listed below.
Documents to be included:


Company Information

Company Name: Wheatley River Improvement Group

Address: 2184 Church Road

City/Town: Rustico

Postal/Zip Code: C0A 1N0

Province/State: PEI

Country: Canada

Website: https://wheatleyriver.ca/

Company Contact

Contact Person: Maggie McConnell

Contact Person Job Title: Watershed Manager

Telephone: 902-963-3198

Email: manager@wheatleyriver.ca