Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use: Looking for volunteers to help launch new citizen scientist program

Contact: Emily Heller
Phone: 262-548-7803

Residents invited to volunteer in community projects and programs

(Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is pleased to announce the kick-off of Waukesha County Park System’s new Conservation in the Parks programs beginning in early 2019 and continuing throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to become Citizen Scientists within the many natural areas of the county.

“Volunteering to become a Citizen Scientist is another great way to enjoy Waukesha County
Parks while helping guide natural land management and habitat restoration efforts,” said County Executive Paul Farrow.

Citizen Scientists will work with park staff to help monitor wetlands, birds, small mammals,
amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, and more! This research will guide land management decisions for restoration and preservation of parkland. No prior experience is required, all training and equipment will be provided.

To learn more about becoming a Citizen Scientist, attend a free information session at Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha. Registration is required by Wednesday, January 9.

“Wild In Waukesha: Intro to Citizen Science” Informational Sessions:

  • Saturday, January 12 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

About the Waukesha County Conservation in the Parks
The Waukesha County Park System is working with communities to promote environmental
stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County. For more information, visit our web site at
www.waukeshacounty.gov/conservationintheparks or email parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov

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