Workshops and Training Events
2013 Vernal Pool Training for Volunteers: Northeast MI
This event has been canceled
Vernal pools are seasonal wetlands that become dry later in the summer. They are hotspots of biodiversity and provide ideal breeding habitat for a variety of amphibians, invertebrates, and other wildlife.
The goal of this project is to train citizens to identify and monitor vernal pools. Volunteer data will contribute to a better understanding of the location, distribution, abundance and ecology of these unique wetland habitats and will aid in their conservation and management.
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. This event has been canceled.
WHERE: Loud Township Hall, 3910 M-33 South, Atlanta, MI 49709-8932, (989) 785-3263. The Hall is at the intersection of Hwy 612 and M-33. The hall is ~ 10 miles south of Atlanta and ~ 15 miles east of Lewiston.
- Learn about vernal pools and why they are so important
- Learn to identify, map and collect data on vernal pools
- Learn to identify frogs, salamanders and invertebrates
- Contribute to the state-wide vernal pools database
- Come prepared for cold and wet weather (boots and rain gear)
- Bring a sack lunch, we will provide water and snacks!
- Volunteers interested in visiting one or more “potential vernal pools” in southeast MI in the following areas:
- Mackinac State Forest – Montmorency County
- Au Sable State Forest and Huron National Forest – Oscoda and Alcona Counties
- Volunteers who can commit to visit one or more “potential vernal pools” at least 2-3 times during spring and summer
- No previous experience required
REGISTER: Registration is closed. No cost but registration limited to 30 people.
To Register: Contact - Huron Pines: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989) 448-2293 ext. 21. Please provide your name and contact information (email, phone and address).
Questions: Contact - Daria Hyde, MNFI: email@example.com or call: (517) 373-4815
Sponsored by: Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MSU Extension) and Huron Pines
Funding provided by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Facility fee generously waived by Loud Township.
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