WAUKESHA COUNTY PARKS TO HOST FREE WETLAND MONITORING
ORIENTATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS
(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Park System’s new Conservation
in the Parks Program is offering two free orientation workshops in February
for people interested in volunteering to conduct wetland monitoring this
“We are so pleased to be able to offer opportunities for
citizen members of the public to get hands on with conservation by helping
collect valuable data for our parklands,” said Dale Shaver, Park System Director.
“The data collected will be used to guide the management and improvement of the
unique natural elements of our parks for future generations to enjoy.”
The wetland monitoring orientation sessions will be held at
Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, on Saturday, February
16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. or on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration
is required three days prior to the program.
Volunteers do not need any prior experience to participate,
the training will teach people how to identify and document the presence and
distribution of sensitive wildlife populations such as salamanders, frogs,
toads, crayfish and fairy shrimp. All equipment will be provided.
“It is thrilling to experience the abundance of life within
an ephemeral wetland,” said Julia Robson, Waukesha County Conservation
Biologist. “Preserving the ecological integrity and function of these natural
areas is important since they provide crucial habitat for species of
amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates.”
For more information on the orientation sessions or to
register, visit our website at www.waukeshacounty.gov/conservationintheparks
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Waukesha County Conservation
in the Parks
The Waukesha County Park System is working with communities
to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational
opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County.