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!