Be part of a new citizen science movement, and contribute to the Portland-Vancouver region’s species inventory!
This event aims to: raise awareness of biodiversity, generate appreciation of natural resources, establish a shared effort among science professionals, educators and the general public and create a shared database of regional species and natural resources.
Join a team, stay as long as you prefer.
About the Event:
The Vancouver Lake Eco-Blitz is part of a regionwide effort to find and collect data on the Portland-Vancouver metro area’s wildlife. This event is free and open to all ages. No experience is necessary and introduction to using the iNaturalist app will be provided.
Pre-registration is required.
Snacks and beverages are provided!
What to Bring:
• Please bring a water bottle
• Sunscreen, bug repellent and a hat
• Good walking shoes
• A smart phone (if you have one). If not, cameras will be useful (but not required).
• Water and washrooms will be available at the parking area
• Dress for the weather
Event Hosted By: City of Vancouver, Clark County Public Works, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and Port of Vancouver USA.
Click this link to learn about the iNaturalist app. http://theintertwine.org/blitz-inaturalist
For more information about bio-blitzes, check out these links:http://www.nature.nps.gov/biology/biodiversity/bioblitz.cfm and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hV_tvnbWJ