Those wishing to volunteer for the Milwaukee County Parks' Citizen-Science Wetland Monitoring Program can attend an orientation session from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin.

To participate in the citizen-science field-training workshop this spring, volunteers must attend the Jan. 21 orientation. Volunteers can then choose to attend the workshop on a weekday evening or Saturday morning in March.

In these field-training workshops, volunteers will look for and document sensitive wildlife populations such as salamanders, frogs, toads, crayfish, and fairy shrimp. Data will be collected from wetlands throughout the parks system in the Oak Creek at Root River watersheds to guide habitat management activities within the parks.

Registration for the orientation is required by Thursday, Jan. 19.

For more information or to register, contact Julia Robson at 414-257-8081 or

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