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Buckeye State Nursery Crew Member

Ohio Department of Natural Resources/Ohio OutdoorCorps


Opportunity summary

Term length

8/12/2024 - 11/29/2024

Application window

4/18/2024 - 7/21/2024


Zanesville, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Engage AmeriCorps members in vital native nursery operation in support of reforestation and native ecosystem restoration efforts in Ohio.

Opportunity description

Perform manual and skilled labor in the advancement of nursery projects. Including Native seed collection and preparation; cleaning, drying, heating, float testing and cold stratification of seeds; labeling and record keeping for collection and storage of seeds; germination and potting of seeds; and care of planted seeds. Assist with community outreach, site tours, and educational activities relating to the Buckeye State Tree Nursery. There are as many as 6 openings for this position.


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate

Requirements and qualifications


Significant walking; Access to a vehicle

Preferred qualifications

No experience required.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Reforestation or afforestation
  • Forestry
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Local ecosystem restoration

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Outdoor