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Adopt an estuary

Volusia County’s estuaries are an important habitat for various species of fish, birds, macro-invertebrates, and plants. Monitoring their health is vital for the survival of the ecosystem as well as the well-being of nearby residents. Volunteers are essential in the early detection of habitat alterations that may lead to an unhealthy estuary.

AAE volunteers can participate in visual, biological, and physical/chemical monitoring, which provides important information on the overall health and condition of our estuaries. Training can include visual habitat monitoring and photo documentation, identification of native and non-native species, and conducting water quality tests. This is a great opportunity to learn about one of the world’s most important ecosystems, and to get outdoors and have some fun!

Training Manual
Curriculum Guide
Online Visual Survey Form
Physical-Chemical Survey Form

Biological ID

Bird flip cards
Bird survey
Fish flip cards
Fish survey
Plant flip cards
Plant survey
Upland & pollinator flip cards

Camps and school groups - physical/chemical data

1st Quarter 2011-2012
2nd Quarter 2011-2012
3rd Quarter 2011-2012

Horseshoe Crab Survey

March 20, 2012
April 3, 2012
April 4, 2012
April 17, 2012
April 18, 2012

Brochures

Australian Pine Invasion
Brazilian Pepper Invasion
Cradles of the Ocean
Oysters

 

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