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Vernal Pools are Cool!

Volunteer Vernal Pool Training

Help the Michigan DNR inventory Southeast Michigan’s Vernal Pools!

WHEN:      Saturday, March 16, 10 am – 2:30pm (Alternate date if bad weather: March 30)

WHERE: Proud Lake Recreation Area

River Hawk Annex – Meeting Room

3500 Wixom Road, Commerce Township, MI 48382, (248) 685-2433

WHAT:

  • 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 state-wide vernal pools database
  • This training involves hands-on practice outdoors so please come prepared for weather and mud (boots and rain gear)
  • Bring a sack lunch. We will provide water and snacks!

WHO:

  • Volunteers interested in visiting one or more “potential vernal pools” in southeast MI in the following areas:
    • Highland Recreation Area – Oakland Co.
    • Proud Lake Recreation Area – Oakland Co.
    • Pinckney Recreation Area – Livingston and Washtenaw Co.
    • Waterloo Recreation Area – Washtenaw County
  • 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
  • Family-friendly

REGISTER: Please register by March 12th, No cost, but registration is limited to 30 people.

Contact Daria Hyde at hyded@michigan.gov or 517-373-4815

Sponsored by:

Michigan Natural Features Inventory and

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks Stewardship Program

Funding provided by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality,

with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency



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