Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Opportunities with FWC

From  Necia Godzisz, FWC Southwest Region Volunteer Coordinator:

Looking for volunteers to participate in tegu canvassing on March 8th from 9am-5pm.  Sign up for Tegu Canvassing By Clicking Here!

Help educate your friends and neighbors about the tegu issue in Hillsborough County so we can better combat this issue that is impacting our local environment.  Invasive species can cause serious harm to native habitats, and organisms.  Incidentally, just today an article was published by the Tampa Tribune about the tegu!  Click here to read the recent article about tegus.  No prior experience necessary, all training done on site the day of.
We also need lots more for the invasive plant work day on March 15th, in Haines City at the Osprey Unit!  Please sign up today!  Sign up to Rid the Osprey Unit of Pesky Invasive Plants!  No prior experience necessary, all training done on site the day of.
Information on locations, times, dates, and more can be found on the links above.  If you need more information beyond what is contained on the calendar links, feel free to ask. 
Lastly, if you were hoping to sign up for the wading birds program, be sure to send me an email about whether or not you are attending the training session we are holding for it at 2pm on March 9th, at Lake Somerset.  This will be hosted by Ann Paul from Audubon… it will be very informative and helpful for this project and you will need to attend to participate!  Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, it will be many great days outside this season!
Some requirements for the wading bird program:
-Are 18 years or older (though we are working on getting it also approved for those under 18 with a parent, it is not yet approved)
-Own some binoculars you could bring along with you to monitor the nests
-Are able to swim – life jackets will be provided
-Are vaguely familiar with using canoes – a training will be provided to further teach you, but some familiarity with canoes or kayaks is preferred.
-Are willing to commit to the season which lasts from March to August to help with this project.  (Only one day every other week)
Please sign up today to help out, we need you!
Necia Godzisz
FWC Southwest Region Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 863-648-3829

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