Citizen Science Volunteer Training: Amphibian Monitoring
Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Join Skagit Land Trust for amphibian monitoring in 2020. Skagit Land Trust has coordinated with the Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Project to establish a baseline of amphibian data on Trust-owned properties. We are looking for volunteers to assist us with egg mass monitoring from March through April. (Past amphibian monitoring volunteers: we encourage you to come refresh your skills!)

In-Classroom Training: 10:00am- 12:45pm
Field visit: 1:30pm- 4:00pm

*We will start promptly at 10:00am- please arrive a few minutes early.*


Volunteering requires:
• completing 2-4 site visits (about every other week) totaling 8-12 hours
• identifying egg masses and noting sightings of tadpoles or adults
• walking through muddy shallow wetlands, uneven terrain, and water
• possibly lifting up to 20 lbs
• filling in data sheets and entering data into an online database
• working with other volunteers
• working outdoors in possibly rainy, cold, or less-than-ideal weather
• properly sanitizing work gear to eliminate cross-contamination of amphibian habitats

***An RSVP for this event is required.


For Questions: E-mail Stacy at stacyd@skagitlandtrust.org or call 360.428.7878

Directions: Skagit Valley Food Co-op 202 South First Street, Downtown Mount Vernon.(Please park at revetment or on street a couple of blocks away from the Co-op, so as to leave lot parking for customers)
https://goo.gl/maps/NjLX2aRyBCk

We will car pool from the Co-op to the Trust site for a field visit. Anyone willing to drive please mention this with your RSVP.

**** Please note, while we love dogs, and leashed dogs are welcome to most Skagit Land Trust properties, we ask that you keep them at home for these events. This will ensure the comfort of all guests at our work parties and other events and increase the chance of seeing wildlife.


Contact us at volunteer@skagitlandtrust.org or call (360) 428-7878 for questions.
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