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Adopt a Spring Orientation
May 11, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
VENUE CHANGE: Due to the number of people registered, we have moved the location for this event to the Summit Hut on Speedway (5251 E. Speedway Blvd.), in their community room. Thank you Summit Hut!
Come learn about our Adopt a Spring program!
SIA’s Adopt-A-Spring (AAS) citizen science program was developed to address the need for seasonal and long-term data on springs flows and status. This information can help managers track how flow changes seasonally at different springs, track ecosystem outcomes following restoration actions to gauge efficacy, develop a more complete understanding of plants and animals supported by the spring, and track how climate change may be affecting flow and other aspects.
Volunteers choose one spring to visit five times per year to monitor how water flow, water quality, and wildlife use change over the seasons. The actual survey takes about an hour, plus time driving and perhaps hiking there. This can be a great way to get involved if you can’t be away overnight, or do a whole day of hiking on a regular spring assessment trip.
At the orientation, we’ll tell you more about the program, go over the springs available to adopt, and begin forming teams to monitor each spring. Come join us!