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Mt. Tamalpais 2015 Plant Safaris

Since 2012 the Marin Municipal Water District and the California Academy of Sciences have engaged with the public to document the plant biodiversity of Mt Tamalpais. Through this project participants deepen their relationship with the mountain, develop a better understanding of how science works and are building a baseline inventory which informs conservation measures. Stewardship has expanded beyond the weed wrench.  

The bioblitz model was an intense search in a predetermined, discrete plot. In order to find the remaining plants we will need to map more locations and safari participants will need to visit more than one location per foray. We have observed or collected about 2/3 of the 935 species on the watershed. Can we collect the rest in 2015?

Plant Safari dates.
FRI. Feb. 27, FRI. March 27, SAT. March 28, FRI. April 10, Sat. April 11, FRI. April 24, SAT. May 9
Time is tpically 9:00 AM to about 3:00 PM; Location varies.
Pre-registration required at least two days in advance for all events.
To register, email volunteerprogram@marinwater.org or call (415) 945-1128.

Attendees should prepare to be in the field until 2 pm and possibly stay until 4 pm for follow up work.
Wear appropriate clothing, and bring a water bottle. Bountiful breakfast snacks are provided. Heavy rain cancels.

For more information about Citizen Science events sponsored by MMWD in the MMWD watershed, see this web page and/or download this document.

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