Who: Volunteers age 12 and up that can walk Mountain View streets in pairs, record numbers of total trees on city blocks and upload photos and data on the oaks onto a smart phone or tablet with the App "iNaturalist." It is very helpful if you can bring a smartphone or tablet with this App installed, but if you can't, we can team you with somone who can. Minors under 18 require a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.
What: San Francisco Estuary Institute's research found that historically, a large area of downtown Mountain View was Oak Woodland and another area of the city was Oak Savannah (oak-dotted grassland). Acterra is partnering with the institute to collect data on current oak populations in these two areas, in order to evaluate the benefits that would result from "re-oaking" these areas. No experience is needed; we will train you. Come enjoy a walk in downtown Mountain View, learn about the city's beautiful valley and coast live oak trees and how to use the App, iNaturalist.
When: Saturday, June 4, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please arrive on time so we can make sure you are trained and paired with a monitoring partner. We will meet back at the library at 12:30 to check data and record what blocks have been monitored.
Where: We will meet by the statue of Wind in the Willows "Toad" under the big old oak tree BEHIND the Mountain View Library at 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Please bring: If you have a smart phone or tablet (apple products seem to work best) and can pre-load it with the App, iNaturalist, please bring it. If you have binoculars they can be helpful for tree identification at a distance. It will get warm toward noon, so a hat and water bottle would also be good to bring.
Minors under 18 must bring a waiver form signed by a parent.
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Acterra Stewardship Program
Acterra Stewardship helps restore degraded habitats to promote healthier, more biologically diverse ecosystems, and uses habitat restoration as a vehicle to educate and inspire adults and youth to understand and appreciate the natural world - both its beauty and the important services it provides.