FW: COASST coming to Mendocino!

Charlene McAllister


Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the
Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen
science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high
quality data on the status of coastal beaches, and trends of seabirds. Our
goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making
informed management and conservation decisions, and promote proactive
citizen involvement and action. COASST volunteers systematically count and
identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern
California to Alaska. Volunteers need NO experience with birds, just a
commitment to survey a specific beach (about 3/4 mile) each month.

If you are interested in participating, join COASST staff for a full, 6-hour
training session. Hear about how COASST started, learn how to use the custom
Beached Birds field guide, and try out your new skills with some actual
specimens. There is no charge to attend a training, but plan to provide a
$20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit
complete with a COASST Beached Birds field guide. Training activities take
place indoors.

SUNDAY, SEPT 21, 2014


Community Center of Mendocino, Twilight Room

998 School Street

Mendocino, CA 95460

To reserve your spot at a training session, please contact coasst@uw.edu or
206-221-6893. If you can’t attend this event, please check our website at
www.coasst.org or call 206-221-6893 for additional information on upcoming
events and trainings.

Erika Frost
Volunteer Coordinator - COASST
UW Box 355020
Seattle, WA 98195

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