Windsor – The marshes of the Great Lakes play an important role in our lives. They filter sediments and toxins out of our water, moderate the impacts of drought and flood, and house and feed a myriad of wildlife species. The U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Environment and Climate Change Canada have provided funding to increase wetland survey coverage in the Windsor-Essex area. To achieve this, the Marsh Monitoring Program (MMP) is offering an Orientation and Training Session through the City of Windsor and Essex Region Conservation at Ojibway Nature Centre, 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor on March 8, 2018.
“We are looking for wetland enthusiasts willing to adopt a local marsh and spend about 10 hours per year as a volunteer surveyor of aquatic birds and amphibians,” said Jennifer Nantais, Ojibway Nature Centre. “The MMP offers everyone – from amateur naturalists to professional biologists – a unique and rewarding opportunity to help learn about and conserve Great Lakes amphibians and marsh birds, and their threatened habitats.”
Come join us and learn about wetland conservation initiatives in your watershed and the Marsh Monitoring Program and Protocol. Those interested will also be able to see available routes and sign up for one.
7:00 – 7:15 Registration
7:15 – 8:30 Presentation (Wetland Monitoring and Conservation, Introduction to MMP and Protocol with Discussion)
8:30 MMP sign-up and route assignments
Refreshments provided. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible by visiting https://marshmonitoringworkshop.eventbrite.ca