Dune Restoration - Maintenance Crew Member

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Compensation: $18/hr

RISE is looking to hire (2-3) part-time, seasonal crew members to provide support in implementing the Greater Rockaway Community and Shoreline Enhancement Plan, a long-term, community-centered dune restoration project along the Rockaway Peninsula. Positions will begin at 10-15 hours per week, at $18/hour, with the potential for additional hours as the season progresses.


Crew members will be involved in many aspects of the restoration project, including:

  • Watering new native plantings until establishment
  • Removal of invasive species
  • Removal of trash and litter from restoration areas
  • Monitoring new native plantings
  • Working with youth and volunteer groups to carry out restoration tasks, as needed


  • Lives in, or has a connection to, the Rockaway Peninsula
  • Is eager to learn about dune restoration and has an interest in native plants of the Northeast coastal ecosystem
  • Is enthusiastic about working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including heat, rain or cold
  • Can work independently or in a team
  • Is able to perform heavy physical labor on a regular basis; is able to lift and carry 50 lbs

Additional Information

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, with details of your availability, and resume to Juvie Anne Alfeche at jalfeche@riserockaway.org with the subject “Dune Restoration Maintenance Crew Position” in the subject.

Contact Information

RISE- Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity
Contact Name: Juvie Anne Alfeche
Email: jalfeche@riserockaway.org