Thursday, July 29, 2010

From the Inbox: Make a Real Difference for Wildlife: Volunteer in the Gulf Coast

National Wildlife Federation

nwfaf_turtle_suanDear Friend,

You can make a big difference for wildlife affected by the Gulf Coast tragedy.

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Surveillance network is the only volunteer corps monitoring and recording impact of the oil spill on all wildlife, and we need your help!

Volunteer today to grow and expand the network of volunteers across the coast.

Volunteers participate on a weekly basis by walking, rowing, or boating a specific section of the Gulf and reporting observations of wildlife affected by oil.

Reports include observation, GPS and photographic data. The data being collected will help to create a map of the extent and degree of impact to assist with future habitat restoration.

Make a difference for wildlife and coastal habitats by volunteering today!

Volunteers are required to:
  • Live in the Gulf region (TX, LA, FL, AL, MS).
  • Be able to walk lengthy distances on various terrain (1 to 2 miles of coastline).
  • Arrange for own boating or have your own boat, kayak or canoe.
  • Commit to weekly monitoring of 2 to 4 hours for 2 weeks at a time.
  • Have access to a computer (PC or MAC) for reporting.
  • Provide own transportation and have own accomodations.

We are looking for individuals with the following interest and skills:
  • Familiar with geography of the region (waterways, accessible beaches).
  • Familiar with wildlife and wildlife behavior in the region.

Still interested? Sign up today!

Training is provided for qualified individuals.


National Wildlife Federation

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