As you know, we seeded the tract with native grasses and wildflowers in late-February. The future prairie is starting to green up a bit . We now need to determine exactly what we have coming up so we can know how to respond and insure the best result. The data collected from these semi-annual surveys, as well as the bird surveys, will also provide the basis for analyzing the impact and effectiveness of the restoration efforts.
To that end, we have scheduled a vegetation survey to be conducted on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. The survey will be coordinated by our project intern Andrea Julian along with Aaron Brewer and Scott Havill.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CONDUCT THE SURVEYS! We can use volunteers with every level of experience. We certainly need some volunteers who have experience with native plant identification, however, you need not be an expert. We can also use volunteers to help record the data and assist with all other aspects of the survey. No experience needed for this part; only energy and enthusiasm!
If you are interested, please let us know by responding to this e-mail. You can participate for all day both days or for a few hours on either day. More specific information regarding survey times will be provided to volunteers at a later date.
This is a very important phase of the project. This is also an opportunity for you to become directly involved in this important restoration project and experience it first-hand. We hope that you will take the time to assist.
Thanks for your continued support.