Volunteers sought for preserve monitoring
Steep Rock Association in Washington will offer a fall nature preserve monitoring event Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. for coffee and light refreshments during an indoor training session, which will take place at 116 Christian St. in New Preston.
Attendees will learn how to use a smartphone as a GPS, what to look for on walks at the preserves, and how to mark and record findings.
Individuals will be matched with a partner to drive out to an assigned preserve to begin outdoor monitoring.
After walking the boundaries and recording any findings, participants will meet back at the site of the indoor training to share experiences and enjoy a complimentary lunch.
The land trust has more than 30 preserves scattered throughout town.
Registration is required and available online at https://steeprockassoc.org/events-programs/.
Inclement weather may postpone the event to the following day, Nov. 17.