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Beaver Surveyor Orientation
Jul 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Volunteers are needed for a pilot beaver survey project as a part of our growing Community Science program. No prior experience is required.
Help JCWC document the distribution of beaver activity through Johnson Creek! Metro Ecologist Kate Holleran will teach volunteers about the role of beavers in watershed restoration; volunteers will also receive training in a cutting-edge beaver survey protocol. Orientation will be held at the JCWC Office (1900 SE Milport Rd, Suite B, Milwaukie). Please arrive by 5:45pm to be signed in at Orientation.
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How the surveys work: Volunteers will work in pairs to survey 1-mile reaches of Johnson Creek and its tributaries, recording beaver activity along the way. Each volunteer pair will conduct one survey; the surveys will take approximately 3 hours, not counting travel time, and will be held August 20, September 3, and September 10. Volunteers must be able to walk for one mile in uneven, brushy terrain in warm weather, on streambanks and/or in the water. Waders and other safety equipment will be provided.
Thanks to our project sponsors: Metro, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and Spirit Mountain Community Fund.
Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call 503-652-7477 ext.101.
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