Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change Mass Oyster to Participate in Afternoon Panels

The Massachusetts Branch of the Sierra Club will be hosting an event on Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change on Saturday March 31.  And MOP will be participating in the afternoon panels talking about our ten years of experience and knowledge about oysters in Boston Harbor.  

Oysters have been proven to reduce wave action and help stabilize coastlines. Many states including Texas, Florida, New York and New Jersey are moving oyster based initiatives forward for this important purpose. 

Here is a bit about the event.

Saturday, March 31, 9 am – 4 pm
Harvard University* Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
  • Local ecosystems can help us to weather the coming climate shocks.
  • Learn about current efforts and new possibilities to protect and strengthen our local ecosystems.
  • Afternoon workshops on practical ways you can help revitalize ecosystems in our yards, streets, neighborhoods, parks, wetlands and waters.
Featured speaker:
Tom Wessels, author of The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future, on
Self-organization, Co-evolution, Resiliency, and Stability
Self-organization is a natural process—that, as a system grows it also becomes more complex. The talk will focus on how this process works in ecosystems via co-evolution to generate the incredible biodiversity we see in nature. Many examples of regional co-evolved relationships will be used to illustrate how co-evolution works. The talk then shows how this process is a wonderful model for creating sustainable human systems.

You can register here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Seasonal Jobs in Nantucket Oyster Shell Recycling Shell and Working in the Hatchery

There are two exciting opportunities to spend the season on beautiful Nantucket Island.  

Here is the description of one. 
(Seasonal) May 15 – August 31, 2018

The Town of Nantucket Natural Resources Department is seeking a highly motivated summer technician to join our team in the shellfish hatchery. Responsibilities include performing daily detailed tasks involving the culture of marine algae and maintaining shellfish broodstock systems.  The technician will be trained on all aspects of algae culture techniques and broodstock care of various species of shellfish that are essential to our production program.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and efficient individual with either an interest or previous experience in shellfish hatchery operations.  Consistency, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and to follow sterile procedures are essential. Work is primarily conducted inside in a wet environment and involves standing for long periods of time on epoxy floors. This is a full time (up to 40 hours per week) position including alternating weekend shifts. The ability to lift or carry 30 lbs. or more may be required. Exceptional oral communication skills are essential.

Hourly rate $16.50-$19.50 based up experience. Application Deadline April 13, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Send cover letter, resume and completed Town of Nantucket employment application to Human Resources, 16 Broad St., Nantucket, MA 02554 or email the application to Applications and complete job description available online at AA/EOE.

You can find out more details on both jobs and how to apply by going here.