Representative Patrick Announces Summer Job Opportunities at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
FALMOUTH - Representative Patrick (D-Falmouth) has applications for jobs at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR). The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DRC) manages WBNERR and has openings for summer employment.
Rep. Patrick said, â??Each year as the summer approaches WBNERR looks for young people to fill many positions such as; summer workers, summer science school directors, island managers, environmental science interns and many more. Working for WBNEER would be a great experience and many on Cape Cod donâ??t know these jobs exist. I want to get the word out and I have the necessary DCR applications in my office.â?
WBNERR is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the towns of Falmouth and Mashpee. It encompasses some 3,000 acres of open waters, barrier beaches, marshlands and uplands. Land components include Washburn Island, South Cape Beach State Park, property surrounding the Quashnet River and Reserve Headquarters. The Waquoit Bay Reserve is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which presently includes 25 sites in 20 states, and Puerto Rico. Each site represents a different coastal region. The Waquoit Bay Reserve is representative of the Northern Virginian biogeographic region, from Chesapeake Bay to Cape Cod. It provides long-term protection to the habitat and resources of this estuarine ecosystem, which serves as a natural laboratory for research and advances our understanding of natural estuarine and watershed-linked processes and human influences on them.