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Documenting & Protecting the Vernal Pools of The Fells

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Middlesex Fells (from MHS)

Medford High School Parking Lot

Medford

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This is a great community-based conservation initiative for advancing ecosystem and wildlife conservation. The EwA Vernal Pool Awareness & Protection program helps the protection of the vernal pools and wetland habitats of the Middlesex Fells Reservation through science, partnerships, and education.

This program is about scientific research and wetland conservation efforts paired with an adult training experience for our guests and new volunteers. The program focuses on the vernal pools of the Middlesex Fells Reservation that are not yet ‘certified’ (following the definition of Vernal Pools as defined by the State of Massachusetts). Working with local herpetologists, our goal is to certify those potential pools so that they get protected under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act regulations. Doing so, we close species migration gaps between the non-certified and certified pools, therefore directly improving the conservation of wetland species, and specifically of the species of the Fells.

Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors.

ⓘ Details & Registration: This is an RSVP event. We will email you if there is any change plan due to weather and other reasons. If you register and realize you can't make. Please contact us so that we can release your ticket to someone else on the waiting list, as well as to not have us wait for you in vain. Thanks! Register today.

What to Wear: long pants, sturdy hiking shoes, hat. Sunscreen and insect repellents are harmful to amphibians and reptiles. We ask those of you who choose to wear such products to stay on trails and to not touch anything (vegetation included). Bring water. Also know that there is no bathroom in the forest...

For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.org
ⓘ About EwA Citizen Science Program » https://tinyurl.com/ewa-citizen-science
$ Free with a value: This event is free, still... donations to EwA are always welcomed! » Donate at https://www.earthwiseaware.org/donate

#nature #ecology #biodiversity #herpetology #conservation #citizenScience #science

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Middlesex Fells (from MHS)

Medford High School Parking Lot

Medford

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