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Hennepin County Seeking Citizens to Monitor Wetlands

Apr 09, 2018 07:35PM ● By Wendy Erlien
Hennepin County is searching for "citizen scientists" to monitor area wetlands.

Adults and families interested can register for the Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP).

"As part of this program, volunteers will work with other citizens on a team from their area to monitor bugs and plants in wetlands," according to a release from Hennepin County. "No experience is required, but an interest in wetlands, bugs and/or plants is encouraged. Hennepin County provides all of the training, equipment and leadership."

At least a 15 hour commitment per month from June to September 2018 is expected, but volunteers determine how often to participate. Data will be used to check out the health of water resources and "assist with natural resource management," according to Hennepin County.

Residents from Maple Grove, Corcoran, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Medina, Brooklyn Center, Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Eden Prairie are encouraged to apply.  

More information: 
Deadline to submit volunteer applications is June 1.
Contact Mary Karius at 612-596-9129 or the WHEP webpage.

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