Solano Land Trust seeks volunteers

By April 14, 2011

Volunteers are needed for monitoring important native flowers, grasses and weeds at the Jepson Prairie Preserve on Monday, April 25, and Friday, April 29.

Jepson Prairie is a vernal pool and native perennial grassland preserve on Highway 113 about 12 miles south of Dixon. Volunteers can expect to walk about 2.5 miles off-trail, over flat but uneven terrain. Teams use hand-held global positioning system units to guide the annual vegetation monitoring of this unique ecosystem.

Scheduled volunteers will arrive at the Jepson Prairie parking area by 9 a.m., and bring their own water and lunch. Each route takes about six hours, including a break for lunch at the turnaround point in the field. Solano Land Trust will provide training on basic plant identification and scientific monitoring procedures. No experience is necessary.

To participate, contact Natalie DuMont, Solano Land Trust’s volunteer and outreach coordinator, at (707) 432-0150, ext. 200, or [email protected]

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