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March Volunteer Opportunities

 

March 

Barking Treefrog - John D. Willson, USGSDelaware Amphibian Monitoring Program (DAMP)
Throughout March 2014

Description: The Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program (DAMP) is looking for volunteers to conduct frog-calling surveys on 17 routes in all three Delaware counties, with the greatest need in Sussex County. Surveys are conducted along roadsides at night and are weather dependent so volunteers should be flexible on survey dates and times. Each survey takes two to three hours, not including drive time to the start point. Volunteers will conduct three nighttime surveys between March and July.


Requirements: Volunteers must have their own car and a valid driver's license, and be able to access a computer with Internet. A training CD and other materials will be provided.

Contact: For more information or to volunteer to be a DAMP surveyor, please contact Vickie Henderson at 302-735-8657 or vickie.henderson@state.de.us.

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Osprey - photo by Chuck Fullmer

 

Citizen Osprey Monitoring Project (COMP)
Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers only need to attend one of the orientations below:
   Saturday, March 1         1 - 2:30 p.m.
   Bombay Hook NWR Auditorium - Directions

Sunday, March 2       1 - 2:30 p.m.
Prime Hook NWR Office - 11978 Turkle Pond Rd., Milton DE 19968

Description: In past years, the Osprey population in Delaware has seen a rise in nesting pairs. Osprey have come a long way from earlier declines and are making a comeback. Help is needed to monitor nests throughout the state. New nests are being built every year and keeping track of them is much easier with the assistance of volunteers. Knowledge of nests in your area will assist with the statewide aerial surveys. Volunteers are asked to observe their nest at least every other week to collect data starting with nest building in mid-March to departure of adults and juveniles in late summer.

Requirements: This is a great family project. A licensed motorized vehicle and a valid driver's license (or co-monitor with a valid driver's license) is required if your nest is not near your home. All persons under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

What to bring: Binoculars, and location information for any nest you are interested in monitoring (closest intersection/road names required)

Contact: For more information or to register for the orientation, please contact Vickie Henderson at 302-735-8657 or vickie.henderson@state.de.us.

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Beach Grass Planting 

Beach Grass Planting
Saturday, March 22       9 a.m. - noon

Location: Delaware Beaches

Volunteers join DNREC in planting Cape American Beach Grass on the dunes along the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. For more information visit DNREC's beach grass planting webpage or contact Jennifer Luoma at 302-739-9921.

 

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