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Volunteer Opportunity

Fire Followers Bioblitz

Application or Registration Deadline: 07/18/2021
Project Date: Sun, July 18, 2021 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Opportunity Type: One-Time Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: All ages welcome
Location:

Heil Valley Ranch

Program Summary:

In partnership with the Lefthand Watershed Center and The Cal-Wood Education Center, Boulder County will be exploring in the footprint of the Cal-Wood fire, the largest wildfire in Boulder County history. As a group, we will walk the landscape and observe the plants that are already starting to return in the wake of the burn. Using a smartphone app called iNaturalist, we will take photos of the plants we see, and identify any we can. Our photos will then be contributed to a growing database that will, with your help, allow us to better understand how our lands change and rebound after a fire.

Additional Information:

What you should know about this event:

1. We will be hiking on uneven terrain. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required.

2. Our project area has been recently burned, and some safety gear may be required, but all will be provided.

3. The use of your smartphone is highly encouraged, as we will be using an app called iNaturalist to take pictures and record the vegetation we find. It is free to download, and we will provide all instructions on how to install and use the app.

4. All COVID safety protocols will be observed for the duration of the project.

Please note that every volunteer under the age of 18 needs a waiver signed by a parent or guardian, and needs to be accompanied to the volunteer event by an adult.

Contact:

Maria Pezza

mpezza@bouldercounty.org
(303) 678-6329

Application Process:

Register

Registration is required through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer and event registration system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a link to the Online Waiver on the Registration page. Please click on this link to sign your waiver before coming to the project.