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Ready to Save The Planet?

Survey and Save the Forest

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Temple Beth David of the South Shore parking lot, 1060 Randolph St, Canton, MA

WHEN

Next training: November 9, 3:30-5pm EST

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Invasive species are any species that are non-native and harm the local ecosystem. When these non-native plants establish themselves in our local ecosystems, they outcompete and dislodge species that have evolved specifically to live there. These plants affect us by degrading our soil, leading to erosion that can lower the quality of our water. They crowd out and can kill important tree species that provide shade, carbon storage and habitat for native wildlife. And they can even increase the risk of wildfire.

DESCRIPTION

You are also invited to join us for a one-hour training to learn to help protect native species by surveying invasive plants. At the training, you'll learn to use an app to help you identify invasive plant species with your cell phone. After the training, you'll be able to collect data on your own!


ITEMS NEEDED

Smart Phone to download iNaturalist App


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Please review the available slots HERE. See 'VIEW INSTRUCTIONS below for more details.


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Sign-up for a training slot on our Sign-Up Genius form.
  2. If you do not see an opening that fits your scheduleyou can sign up for the wait list here, or email us at info@friendsofthebluehills.org, and we'll let you know when additional trainings are scheduled.  
  3. Attend a training session where you will learn to identify the top 6 most destructive invasives at Ponkapoag; and how to upload photos to the project on iNaturalist.
  4. Start surveying!
  5. Please let us know that you learned about this opportunity through PGK.
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