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Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

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Alex Dyer

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Winthrop, ME
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The Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed was founded in 2001 as a citizen grass-roots effort to assist in the protection of local water quality. Within the 217 square mile area of the Cobbossee Watershed, there are 28 major lakes and ponds; five of which are currently known to be infested with Aquatic Invasive Plants. The Friends educational and conservation programs aim to manage two major concerns in our watershed: Aquatic Invasive Species and Non-Point Source pollution. The Friends are looking for individuals to lead our seasonal conservation efforts.


Plant Control Crew Member - $16/hour for 35 hours a week

Are you SCUBA certified? This may be the position for you! The Cobbossee Watershed has three known Aquatic Invasive Plants in 5 separate waterbodies. The Friends are seeking interested individuals to join our plant control team as a designated diver for removing Aquatic Invasive Species. Divers must prove maturity and attention to detail, especially in relation to safety and OSHA standards, and maintain a high level of team spirit and communication. Designated divers should be available from the end of May through September. Some work may be available in October. More Information:

Plant Survey Crew Member - $16/hour for 20 to 30 hours a week

The Friend’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program utilizes plant surveys to detect invasive species early and methodically, to better coordinate rapid response and management efforts. The Plant Survey crew works with the Coordinator and Director of Conservation to survey non-infested and infested waterbodies in the Cobbossee Watershed. This crew of 6 to 8 individuals, uses paddle craft to perform daily surveys weather permitting, and can expect to start work in June and end in August schedule permitting. Some flexibility is available for the right candidates. On-the-job training provided. More information:

Youth Conservation Corps Member - $16/hour for approximately 30 hours a week

A typical YCC team consists of 6-8 youth members with a program coordinator to oversee the team and
manage the engineering, permitting, material procuring, and scheduling of projects. The 2024 program will
last 8 weeks, 30 +/- hours per week, starting in June and ending before the start of the high school fall sports
season – mid-August. The nature of the work is physical and often challenging, but also fun, valuable, and personally rewarding. Weather can affect the work – sometimes it will be hot and buggy, sometimes cold and rainy. As all work is
done on the shore of a lake, getting wet is also a likelihood. Work will involve lifting heavy rocks and
transporting and placing rock, mulch, and crushed stone in sometimes steep or uneven terrain. More information:

To apply, visit our website to download a job application:

Interviews will take place as applications are submitted and positions are open until filled. 

Send all materials to Alex Dyer, Director of Conservation at or mail to Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, PO BOX 206, East Winthrop ME, 04343

Compensation Information

All positions start at 16 per hour as described above. These are seasonal positions with some flexibility in start and end dates for the summer. Training is provided for the right applicants. Professional development opportunities are available throughout the season.