Join the Friends of the Petaluma River team! We are a dynamic and committed group working to celebrate and conserve the Petauma River & Watershed. We are currently looking for new friends for the following position/s:


Watershed Classroom Coordinator

Friends of the Petaluma River is looking for a part-time coordinator for our Watershed Classroom program. Information about the Watershed Classroom program can be found at Duties include communicating with local educators, both participating teachers and prospective participants; observing and participating in teacher-led curriculum; supporting watershed curriculum by helping to arrange supplies, equipment and expert speakers; helping lead watershed talks and water quality monitoring activities; keeping the Watershed Classroom website updated with blog posts and curriculum updates; administering the Petaluma Watershed High School Video Award; supporting marketing efforts; and tracking educational activities happening as part of the program.

The qualified candidate will have: Strong attention to detail, high level of organizational skills, ability to be self-motivated, commitment to environmentalism, and be a team player.

Knowledge of environmental education concepts, background in earth sciences, biology or ecology is highly recommended but not required.

This position is approximately 15-20 hours per week with pay commiserate upon experience.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Stephanie Bastianon at [email protected] Qualified candidates will be contacted the week of Feb. 19th to set up an interview.

Petaluma Watershed Intern

Friends of the Petaluma River is a nonprofit organization that works to improve access, education and conservation efforts in the Petaluma Watershed. We are seeking an intern to lead planning and outreach for our community river cleanups and/or help coordinate conservation programming at our David Yearsley River Heritage Center. We are seeking an intern who can work well as part of a team but also be self-motivated. Internship duties may include native plant surveying, tending of native habitat and resources, River Heritage Center maintenance, community outreach, data entry, communications, writing, marketing, acting as a liaison with community organizations and local educators and general event planning.

Internships are for a minimum of three months and will involve 5-10 hours of work per week. A $500.00 – $1000.00 stipend is available upon completion.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]