The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will be giving you the opportunity to help us find river grasses in our creeks and on the river! On-demand, online training for beginner surveys is now available. Periodic hands-on, advanced field training will take place throughout the season. Interested volunteers should register at https://nanticokeriver.org/sav2020/.
The River Grass Watchers Program will be a part of the Chesapeake Bay SAV Watchers Program and follow that program’s protocol. The key goals of the program are to identify locations and types of river grasses present and to also identify locations for river grass restoration, so surveys and the data you collect are important whether grass is present or not. You'll learn about the aquatic grasses in the Nanticoke River and its creeks, why they're important, and how you can help us find and ID grasses in your local waterways! This workshop will cover basic Tier 1 methods and qualify you to attend an in-person, hands-on Tier 2 training. River Grass Watching can be done on your own schedule, as often as you’d like, and with limited equipment. It’s especially suited for kayakers and other boaters, although foot-accessible streams can also be surveyed for those without a boat. Kits will be available for those who participate in Tier 2 field certification. All others can conduct more informal Tier 1 surveys.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Nanticoke Watershed Alliance
113 Old Ocean Gateway, Vienna, MD 21869, US
To conserve the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Nanticoke River watershed for the benefit of present and future generations.
In June of 1992, Maryland and Delaware conservation organizations reached across state lines in a formal agreement to create the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. In 1995, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance decided to establish itself as a nonprofit organization and become a consortium, i.e. an organization of organization.
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance works throughout the Nanticoke River watershed in a number of projects. We partner with homeowners, homeowner associations, organizations, and farmers to conserve our resources and improve water quality. We track water quality by monitoring 35 sites in the Nanticoke River watershed and release an annual report card that examines the health of the river and its creeks. We educate seventh graders in Wicomico County in water quality and other related issues.
We'll work with your schedule.
Nanticoke River watershedDelmar, DE19940
September 17, 2020
Must be at least 13
Orientation or Training
Volunteers can go out as little as once and as many times as they'd like. Volunteers may select any waterway to survey that is in the Nanticoke River watershed. Kayaks are recommended but not necessary.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre- and post-training surveys must be completed in order to qualify for Tier 2 training. These surveys are brief and required by our funder.