Website Sackville Rivers Association

$15.45/hour, 37.5 hours per week, 12 weeks estimated (May-August 2022)

The Habitat Restoration Workers will be primarily responsible for the Sackville Rivers Association (SRA) River Restoration Projects. The River Restoration projects primarily involve the installation and maintenance of digger logs and rock sills.  Digger logs and rock sills are designed to restore damaged watercourses by improving water quality, fish habitat, plant habitat and invertebrate habitat. The habitat restoration workers will be responsible for performing the work, managing timeframes and meeting goals. They will be supervised by and work with the SRA coordinator.


-Installation and maintenance of river restoration structures.

·         Maintain at least eighty digger logs installed in previous years.

·         Install digger logs and rock sills in river with handwork via simply hand tools

·         Formal training on the job training provided


-Crew work

·         Once trained, the crew will work somewhat independently and adhere to expectations and goals outlined by the coordinator.

-Hydrological surveying of watercourses to determine structure placement and alignment.

·         Determine restoration structure placement based on river flow and what will best restore the watercourse based on habitat needs


-Electrofishing surveying of watercourses to determine fish population structure and density.

·         Assist in electrofishing surveys with a trained operator.


-Water Quality Data Collection

·         Performing regular water quality data collection across the Sackville River Watershed via a handheld YSI meter, with some data management and analysis


-Fishway management

·         Staff daily a fishway on the Sackville River, noting species type and numbers, collecting data of Atlantic salmon


-Other activities

·         May include staffing information booths, public outreach, cleanups, river events, and optional weekend/night work (with time in lieu)


All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act

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