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Cause Areas

When

Fri Nov 18, 2016 09:00 AM - Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:00 PM

Where

Copicut WoodsIndian Town RoadFall River, MA 02790

About

Overview
Help The Trustees monitor and restore a rare Atlantic White Cedar swamp at Copicut Woods. We will be working together as a team toward the common goal of restoring this unique and vital habitat. Volunteers will work to create a favorable environment for Atlantic White Cedar to thrive by protecting them from deer browsing and controlling vegetation growth. We will also monitor the species this habitat supports, including birds, amphibians and insects. This project provides a great opportunity to do physical work outdoors while learning about ecology and forestry.


Responsibilities
* Remove competing trees and shrubs from restoration site
* Monitor trees for blow downs and deer browse
* Install and monitor deer fencing in the winter
* Assess the cedar stand for evidence of disease
* Measure trees to determine diameter, height, crown spread, age and growth rates.
* Conduct wildlife inventories to access bird, amphibian and insect populations.
* Sign up for this opportunity here


Qualifications
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to work independently
* Willingness to work outdoors in all seasons
* Interest in environmental research and monitoring
* Ability to walk ½ mile of trail to the swamp.
* Dress appropriately for winter weather
* Rubber or water resistant boots
* Volunteers under 18 require adult supervision


Time Commitment Needed
3 hours on Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., November 18, 2016 - January 20, 2017.
This opportunity will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather.


Location
Indian Town Road, Fall River, MA 02790


For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm
  • under 18 requires adult supervision
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