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Tamalpias Bee Lab

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Marin Municipal Water District

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In collaboration with Dr. Gretchen LeBuhn and her lab at San Francisco State University, One Tam is continuing our efforts to monitor and understand more about Mt. Tamalpais’ wild bees and other pollinators. Building on the initial 2017 survey of Mt. Tam’s wild bees, we’ll be expanding monitoring to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Municipal Water District, California State Parks, and Marin County Parks from 2021-2025. This work stems from One Tam's Peak Health effort to understand the health of Mt. Tam's natural resources, where we saw we needed to learn more about the region's pollinators.

The initial survey yielded remarkable results, recording 32 genera and 122 bee species from 20 sites managed by Marin Water and California State Parks! You can hear more about these results from Dr. LeBuhn and  Dr. Lisette Arellano, One Tam’s Community Science Program Manager.  

Community science volunteers play a critical role in this study by pinning, sorting, and labeling specimens collected from the field. Join us to connect with the One Tam community of staff and volunteers, learn more about Mt. Tam’s wild pollinators, and gain skills in scientific collections management and insect identification!

2 Shifts

  • Sat Oct 30, 2021 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Sat Oct 30, 2021 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Marin Municipal Water District

Location:

220 Nellen Ave, Corte Madera, CA 94925, US

Mission Statement

To manage our natural resources in a sustainable manner and to provide our customers with reliable, high-quality water at a reasonable price.

Description

The MMWD volunteer program strives to connect people to nature and their water source by offering hands-on activities on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed.

Volunteers are currently engaged in habitat restoration, trails maintenance, environmental education, biological monitoring and geographic information systems mapping.

Through their experiences volunteers gain skills, become stewards, contribute to the health and safety of the watershed and have fun while doing so.

MMWD manages 18,500 acres of land in the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed and 2,750 acres adjacent to the Nicasio and Soulajule reservoirs in west Marin. The Mt. Tamalpais Watershed has been identified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a key component of a biosphere reserve, a designation given to biodiversity hot spots like the Amazon rainforest.

Animals
Environment

WHEN

Sat Oct 30, 2021
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

49 Sky Oaks RoadFairfax, CA 94930

(37.96813,-122.60447)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Botany
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Tamalpais Bee Lab fall events will occur on Saturdays and will have two sessions per day, a morning session and an afternoon session. You are welcome to attend either one or both sessions of the same day.

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