MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBE RECEIVES $40,000 GRANT FOR THE MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBE SHELLFISH FARM EXPANSION PROJECT
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe recently received a $40,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Farm Expansion Project.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Expansion Project will be looking for 4 volunteers to learn basic aquaculture techniques and participate in the shellfish density monitoring program. This program will involve volunteers getting hands on experience using the tribes new sorting machine and educating a workforce for the future. The Project will provide a much larger crop that will cause a demand for a larger workforce on the Shellfish Farm in 2020.
The Shellfish Farm will be looking for 2 volunteers from ages 14-17 June through August to volunteer for 110 hours. And 2 volunteers From Ages 18-30 May through October to complete 240 hours. Volunteers in the older group who complete 240 Hours will have the option of joining the shellfish Farm manager in the bi-annual Food Sovereignty Summit conference from September 23-26, 2019, in Green Bay, WI.
If you are interested in participating in The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Farm Expansion project and want to be a volunteer please contact Shellfish Farm Director/Manager Corey Hendricks via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 508 477 0208 ext. 141. This will be a great opportunity to get hands on experience and knowledge in the aquaculture field a growing industry locally and nationally.