The perfect summer gig: Lake Whetstone Dock positions available

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Lake Whetstone is one of the most cherished areas of the Montgomery Village community. The boat rental program helps people explore this local gem from a new perspective—out on the water! Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) is on the lookout for a few dedicated workers who want to help others enjoy their summer by the lake.

Lake Whetstone is a beautiful 27-acre lake, part of the Great Seneca Creek Watershed, fed by Whetstone Run on the lake’s southern end. The park is a popular summer outing to spend some time enjoying the water, the natural surroundings, observing wildlife or just a nice place to enjoy lunch. From the dock, you can spot an abundance of wildlife: blue herons nesting on the island; waterfowl dabbling and diving; turtles basking in the sun; a wide array of butterflies, green herons, egrets, and kingfishers competing with anglers for fish; and even the occasional bald eagle.

If you enjoy the sights and sounds of being near the lake, a job working at the Lake Whetstone Boathouse might be the right fit for you! This position would be a great learning opportunity for someone studying outdoor recreation or related fields, or simply looking for an enjoyable way to earn some extra summer money.

MVF rents paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and rowboats on Saturdays throughout the summer. The typical work hours are 10:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Saturdays from May 28 through Sept. 3, on a rotating basis. The dock manager and assistant dock manager oversee the rental program; provide customer service to park patrons; explain and enforce park rules; maintain the dock area and surrounding grounds; and monitor the maintenance of rental boats. Work is performed outside in various weather conditions. Maryland Boater Safety Certification is required prior to employment but can be taken online for free. CPR and First Aid certification are also required.

To apply, visit www.montgomeryvillage.com/mvf/job-volunteer-opportunities. For more information or questions, contact Lauren Tuori at 240-243-2336 or e-mail ltuori@mvf.org. See you on the dock!