Training for Michigan Vernal Pools Mapping Project

Date: April 14, 2012
Location: Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea, MI

UPDATE: Registration is closed due to workshop being full.

A volunteer workshop and field-based training for the Michigan Vernal Pools Mapping Project will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center in the Waterloo Stake Recreation Area. The workshop is hosted by Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, in a partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Huron River Watershed Council, with funding from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

At the workshop you will learn:

  • Learn about vernal pools and why they are so important.
  • Become trained to identify, map, and collect data on vernal pools.
  • Learn to identify frogs, salamanders and invertebrates.
  • Contribute to the statewide vernal pools database. 

This training involves hands-on practice outdoors so please come prepared for weather and mud (boots and rain gear). The training is open to volunteers interested in working on a team to visit one or more vernal pools in the Pinckney State Recreation Area, who can commit to visit one or more sites at least 2-3 times during spring and summer.

No experience required and the family-friendly event is free and open to anyone interested in volunteering. The deadline to register is April 12. If interested in registering, please contact Daria at hydeda@msu.edu or 517-373-4815.

 

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