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Community Science Volunteer Opportunity 03/11/22
March 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Get involved in science on our lands! Solano Land Trust staff will teach you all you need to know. Join Solano Land Trust’s project manager Jasmine Barsukov in an effort to locate and count the rare Harmonia nutans flower that gives “Harmonia Hill” its name. Participants will sharpen their plant identification skills while taking a guided hike through some of the most scenic reaches of the property. Bring water, sturdy footwear, and protection from the sun.
REGISTRATION: Registration is required.
Contact Jasmine with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-709-9028.
WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) This is an outdoor experience involving physical exertion. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be moving outdoors for approximately four hours. Depending on the citizen science goals for the day, you may be hiking, doing physical work, and/or recording observations about plants and animals. You may be using hand tools like clippers; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. (2) Ages 12 and up who are comfortable with this kind of physical exertion are welcome—those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. (3) Tools are provided.
WHAT TO BRING: (1) A backpack with plenty of water and snacks. (2) Sturdy work gloves. (3) Eye protection (e.g., sunglasses). (4) Boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain. (5) Long, sturdy pants and layered clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. (6) Protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), wind, fog, rain. (7) Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds!