Head Outside This Summer to Help the Huron River!

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Time: 10 AM to 3 PM

Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125

Join HRWC to learn how you can help identify high-quality natural areas for protection, as part of HRWC’s Bioreserve Project.  At this workshop, volunteers will learn to conduct a rapid ecological assessment of grasslands, forests, wetlands, and aquatic habitats.

Trained volunteers are then certified to be sent out in groups to work together on site assessments throughout the spring, summer and fall (an expected time commitment of four hours per site). Participants will gain broadly applicable skills in ecological assessment.

Please bring a sack lunch. The workshop includes hands-on practice outdoors, so please come prepared for weather and mud.


“Plant People” needed!

If you are experienced in plant identification, we especially need your help! Every team will need at least one “Plant Person” (someone who has some experience with identifying plants). If you have had a plant identification class, or have become familiar with wildflowers, grasses, and trees over time spent hiking this beautiful watershed, we’d love your help! (You do not have to attend the training if you are a “Plant Person.”  Email Kris to sign up.)