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Community Science Volunteer Opportunity

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Solano Land Trust’s project manager Jasmine Westbrook-Barsukov!

Volunteers will be scouting out the Vallejo Swett Frog Pond. Please meet Solano Land Trust’s project manager Jasmine Westbrook-Barsukov at 9:00 a.m. at the gate at the end of Highgate Road in Hiddenbrooke. This is a scouting mission to confirm which ponds need to be monitored this year, based on the amount of water we see, signs of frogs, etc.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required. 

Contact Jasmine with any questions at: jasmine@solanolandtrust.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!

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm