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Outdoors

Arcata Marsh Tour Leader Training

When: Sat., July 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 2019

The Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary needs your help to welcome and educate its thousands of yearly visitors. Come learn how to lead tours or just become more familiar with aspects of the Marsh during a weekend session cosponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society. Volunteer training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm on Sunday, July 21 at the Interpretive Center, 569 South G Street, Arcata. Both lecture and field trip formats will be used. Topics on Saturday are 1) interpretative techniques with Elliott Dabill, 2) Marsh history/wetlands ecology with Sharon Levy, 3) wastewater treatment with David Couch, and 4) Marsh plants with Barbara Reisman. The schedule for Sunday is 1) Marsh bird identification with Alexa DeJoannis, 2) Marsh mammals with Rick Brown, and 3) a wetlands tour with Elliott Dabill. Lunch is provided; docent manuals will be handed out. The $35 fee will be rebated after trainees lead two Marsh tours or staff the Interpretive Center welcome desk twice over 6 months. Trainees will need to become City of Arcata volunteers (minimum age, 18) by completing paperwork and being fingerprinted at no charge. Pre-register before July 19 by calling (707) 826-2359.

Price: $35 fee rebated after trainees lead two Marsh tours or staff the Interpretive Center welcome desk twice over six months

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