Hello Carolina Wetlands Association Volunteers and Welcome to the Volunteer Wetlands Monitoring Program!
This is an exciting time for the Carolina Wetlands Association as we partner with NC State University and RTI International to launch this program that is a result of a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Thanks to the expertise of Thomas Reed from Wake County, we were able to find and identify several salamanders in our Amphibian Survey on February 19th and 20th, 2022.
View all of the iNaturalist Observations from the February Monitoring Visits HERE >
Wetland Site Visit Summary Posts
Please read through the entirety of the VWMP Field Safety Guide.
This guide covers everything you need to know about staying safe during our wetland monitoring visits. The Carolina Wetlands Association requires that all VWMP volunteers read this document.
(Be certain that you are in agreement with the Carolina Wetlands Association Covid-19 requirements in Appendix 1)
Schedule for Volunteers
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Tentative Dates for Future Monitoring Days
- September 10th and 11th
- December 3rd and 4th
Training and Demonstration Videos
Wetland Water Sampling, Monitoring and Measuring – Training Videos
Field Work 101 – Optional Training – For volunteers with limited or no experience in field work.
Volunteer Welcome & Orientation Presentation
Get Familiar with iNaturalist
- Download the iNaturalist App (available on iPhone and Android) and use it around your neighborhood or favorite park.
- Watch this short video showing how to make an observation on iNaturalist: https://vimeo.com/162581545 (1 min, 24 secs)
- Join the North Carolina Pilot Volunteer Wetlands Monitoring Program project by searching on the app or visiting: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/north-carolina-volunteer-wetland-monitoring-pilot-program
Note: Your practice observations will not be saved to the VWMP project. We will only add observations from the VWMP study areas on our monitoring days into the project.