Funded through the Federal and Provincial Government employment programs, Lower Trent Conservation has hired 7 post-secondary students for the summer. These opportunities give students on-the-job experience related to their field of study.
Name: Isaac Noyes
Area of Study: Life Physics – Coop Program
Current School: University of Waterloo
Job Title: Assistant Environmental Technician, Environmental Stewardship Programs
This summer, Isaac, or Ike, is working at Lower Trent Conservation as a summer student. Ike is working with the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan assisting with a septic maintenance incentive program and creating a database of past landowner grant projects. He is also involved in collecting soil samples for the Healthy Soils Check-Up Program, a pilot program for farmers in South Sidney which identifies soil nutrient levels and erosion control options to reduce phosphorus runoff to the Bay of Quinte.
Outside of working at Lower Trent Conservation and going to school, Ike likes to play a variety of sports, go camping, play guitar, and bike.
When asked about his favourite part of the job, Ike says it is talking to landowners about shorelines, waterway plantings, and sailboats. And also almost losing his shorts to a very hungry goat.
So why did Ike want to work for Lower Trent Conservation?
“I am interested in hands on positions, as well as positions that directly involve interaction with the public. This position provides both. Why Lower Trent Conservation? A lot of interesting programs. A previous position I held dealt with the science behind agricultural runoff. This deals with the direct application of programs to mitigate runoff, based on the science”.
Overall, a combination of great people and a great atmosphere makes Lower Trent Conservation an ideal place to work!