Volunteers Needed to Help Identify Nationally Important Species in Our Backyard
May 20-21, 2016, locations throughout CVNP.
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April 7, 2016—Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio—The Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is thrilled to be selected as a key location for the national 2016 Bioblitz. This year, thousands of volunteers are expected to turn up across the country for a 24-hour data collecting event organized by National Geographic and the National Park Service. The collected data will be used to detect changes in biodiversity and aid in conservation efforts for parks such as the treasured CVNP.
The Midwest event is sponsored by National Geographic and environmental consulting firm EnviroScience, Inc. Many of EnviroScience’s biologists and scientists will be in the field leading volunteers and performing demonstrations on various survey techniques. Data will be collected on as many species as possible, including plants, animals, fungi, microbes, and other species. The app iNaturalist will be used to collect and share data live.
The event is receiving a lot of attention from volunteers of all kind—local scientists, residents, families, students, and teachers. To sign up as a volunteer, click here.
In conjunction with the Bioblitz, the CVNP will also be hosting a “BioDiversity Festival at Howe Meadow.” It is a free community event with hands-on activities, delicious food, crafts, and more.
About the Sponsor – EnviroScience, Inc.
EnviroScience, Inc. is a team of over 100 expert biologists, commercial divers, environmental scientists, and environmental engineers headquartered in Ohio, with additional offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Richmond, Virginia. Since 1989, EnviroScience has provided technical services to help clients meet their environmental design and regulatory requirements.