VOLUNTEER: Bald Head Creek Health

June 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Wednesday is for Water Quality! Become a Citizen Scientist (no experience necessary!) and learn more about water quality in the Bald Head Island salt marsh! Salt marshes provide an incredible amount of ecosystem services including storm water filtration and retention, habitat for juvenile fish and other wildlife, buffer from storm surge, a place to recreate, and much more! Tidal creeks in the Southeast are dynamic and experience large changes in salinity, dissolved solids, pH and dissolved oxygen with the tides. Water quality is tested at each of three sites along Bald Head Creek on a weekly basis to monitor water quality parameters and provide baseline data. To register, please contact Courtney Spears at [email protected] We will meet in the Barrier Island Study Center at 8:00am to begin training and collect our sampling materials – hope to see you there!

The BHI Conservancy eagerly recruits volunteers for its citizen scientist program. Volunteers must be at least twelve years of age (younger scientists may join if joined by an adult guardian) and excited to learn and work in the BHI environment. Whether volunteers have one hour per week or ten plus hours per week to donate, there is a project for everyone. To learn more about this and other projects, please contact Courtney Spears, Coastal Ecologist, at 910-338-0942 or [email protected]