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Terrapin Barrier Fence Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance of our terrapin barrier fence is needed to keep the fence at peak effectiveness.  We are looking for the help of a few volunteers throughout the nesting season to keep our fencing in shape by trimming vegetation and patching broken sections as they occur.

When: May – August.
Eligibility: 18 years and up. Willing to conduct physical work in hot, buggy conditions around poison ivy, willingness to use hammers and weed-whackers as needed.
Required Commitment: minimum 1-2 days a month.

To get involved in this volunteer opportunity, please contact research@wetlandsinstitute.org with your volunteer interest and details on eligibility and availability.

Frogwatch Calling Amphibian Surveys

Are you a southern NJ local interested in frogs? Then contact us to learn how you can take part in a citizen science effort to document frogs that call in your area. You’ll learn everything you need to know in order to perform frog call surveys, identify frogs by sight and sound, and help scientists understand the timing of frog breeding events and the distribution of our native frog species in southern NJ.

When: Trainings scheduled based on demand. Frog survey window extends through August.
Eligibility: All ages, local or seasonally local to Southern NJ.
Required Commitment: Surveys are performed at least 4 times per year, each are 5 minutes in length.

To get involved in this volunteer opportunity, please contact research@wetlandsinstitute.org with your volunteer interest and details on eligibility and availability.