New wetlands docents try their bird identification skills in the field. Yolo Basin Foundation/Courtesy photo

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Training offered for new wetlands docents

By From page A4 | January 09, 2013

The Yolo Basin Foundation is offering training for individuals interested in becoming docents for the city of Davis wetlands tour program. Participants will learn about the various biological processes that enhance water quality, the advantages of a native plant community, and how to identify the bird species that use the site’s wetlands.

After the training is completed, docents are asked to lead two public tours over a 12-month time frame, but they will begin by assisting a more experienced docent.

Training starts on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road) in South Davis. The class continues on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon in a field session at the city of Davis wetlands. Attendance at both sessions of this two-part training is mandatory for new docents.

For more information and to sign up, contact Heidi Satter, volunteer coordinator for Yolo Basin Foundation, at 530-757-4828 or [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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