No experience is necessary. All skill levels welcome.
Since 2003, bird monitoring has been conducted on a quarterly basis. Participants start in the morning and hike for three to five hours near the creek, identifying and admiring the wealth of birds. Birds are observed and documented during a 10-minute "point count" at each location. Data gathered by FOSC bird monitors will be used to evaluate the impact of the Friends' restoration activities.
Frequent volunteer oppportunities. No experience necessary.
Insects found within a stream are indicators of the overall health of the aquatic habitat. Members of the aquatic insect monitoring team have been observing and learning about stream fauna within the watershed since early 1998. Thus, our data spans a period of 2.5 years prior to the 2001 channel restoration in Dimond Canyon.
Now accepting volunteer for 2019 dry season collection.
No experience necessary.
Our water quality monitoring team collects samples from six locations for five consecutive weeks during the wet season and the dry season. Samples are analyzed at the US Environmental Protection Agency's lab in Richmond.