Calling all Community Scientists! Amphibian egg mass monitors needed for 2018


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Jan 13, 2018 - Mon Apr 30, 2018

Where

Email for exact locationPortland Metro Area, OR 97239

About

Hello Community Scientists!


It is almost time for our 4th annual Amphibian Egg Mass Monitoring program! From January through April, volunteers will be needed to survey for frog and salamander egg masses. To participate, you will be required to attend 1 of the 3 indoor trainings we offer, as well as the outdoor training . If you cannot attend the outdoor training, but are still interested, please come to an indoor training and we will work with you to find a way to volunteer!

This is a welcoming and equal-opportunity activity, and an outdoor project. All participants must be willing and able to traverse uneven terrain and open water with dubious footing. Bring friends!

If you cannot attend any of the trainings, but still want to help and get dirty, please let us know. We have other tasks that need your assistance.


We are offering trainings on the following dates:


Indoor trainings

SATURDAY JANUARY 13 9:30am-12pm
Centro Cultural de Washington County / 1110 N. Adair St / Cornelius


SATURDAY JANUARY 20 9:30am-12pm
Metro Regional Center / 600 NE Grand Avenue / Portland


SATURDAY JANUARY 27 9am-12pm >>TRAINING FULL<<
Tualatin Hills Nature Park / 15655 SW Millikan Way / Beaverton


Outdoor training - required for teams who will survey alone:

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3
Cedar Mills / 12020 SW Barnes Rd / Portland


Once training is complete, you can collect data for these monitoring activities:

Adopt a Wetland to Monitor (3-5 day commitment Jan-April) We ask groups to survey their wetland 2-4 times during the season. Scheduling and details will be discussed at the trainings and with individual teams.

Short Term Monitoring efforts are NEW and EXCITING! Some of our public spaces are gigantic and not really conducive to coverage by one small team of volunteers. This year we are teaming up with our partners to coordinate 4 massive one-day surveys called AMPHIBLITZ (similar to BioBlitz , but restricted to just amphibians). Participants will still need attend one of the indoor trainings, but don’t need to commit to adopting a wetland.


PLEASE RSVP with Kacy: kacywoodley@wetlandsconservancy.org
And check out our collaborator's webpage: http://www.cleanwaterservices.org/newsroom/2017/find-frogs-spot-salamanders

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Thank you,


Kacy


Kathleen Woodley
Biologist (Frog-ologist) and Volunteer Coordinator for 2018
The Wetlands Conservancy (http://wetlandsconservancy.org/)
kacywoodley@wetlandsconservancy.org

The Wetlands Conservancy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Newbies Welcome! Participants must be 16+ years old and feel comfortable wading through wetlands.

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