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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


Australian Pine Invasion
Brazilian Pepper Invasion
Cradles of the Ocean


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DeLand, FL 32720
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