Watershed Steward

Job Description:

You will be responsible for helping with all aspects of the Water LA (https://www.waterla.org/strategies) home installation projects in the city of Altadena. These tasks include, but are not limited to: Drystack, unmortared rock work Building permeable walkways & patios using urbanite, decomposed granite, gravel, and other materials Concrete demolition using jackhammers and sledgehammers Excavating deep parkway basins using picks and shovels Turf removal, either manually or using a sod cutter Soil grading to create berms and swales to best redirect and capture rainwater Planting native gardens and sheet mulching large areas Building and planting raised bed edible gardens with gopher protection Make sure worksite remains clean and unobstructed for homeowner at the end of the workday


Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to perform physically strenuous labor for long periods of time. Must be able to work in variable outdoor conditions. Must be punctual and have reliable transportation. Must be flexible in dealing with unforeseen circumstances. Must be personable, as we regularly interface with diverse communities. Extras: Be passionate and knowledgeable about issues related to watershed conservation, nature based solutions, green infrastructure, and native plant gardening. Experience with masonry work; sawing, drilling, concrete removal; and basic power tool maintenance is a huge plus.

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The River Project


Altadena, California



Date Posted

November 25, 2019

Job Type

Part Time