Vernal Pool Exploration
March 22nd at 2 PM at Riverview Natural Area
Join us as we hike Riverview Natural Area to explore the "coral reefs" of Michigan's forests- vernal pools! Participants will learn what vernal pools are and why they are so important in Michigan ecosystems while discovering firsthand what lies beneath the surface. Attendees should be prepared for wet and muddy conditions with waterproof shoes.
For more questions about this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989-835-4886 ext.105.
Vernal Pool Patrol Volunteer Training
April 13th from 12-5PM at Chippewa Nature Center
April 14th from 1-3PM at Riverview Natural Area (optional)
These valuable ecosystems provide refuge for sensitive wildlife, like salamanders and fairy shrimp. In this two-day training, you will learn about vernal pool ecology, how to record data in Survey 123, gain hands on experience working with and identifying wildlife, and meet local organizations that you can volunteer with to monitor vernal pools around Midland, Isabella, and Clare counties. Please dress for the weather. Waterproof shoes are ideal. Snacks will be provided. This event is a partnership between the Little Forks Conservancy, Chippewa Nature Center, and Chippewa Watershed Conservancy.
Register on Chippewa Nature Center's site, here!