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Are you interested in controlling invasive species? Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Become a WRISC volunteer! Invasive species volunteer opportunities are endless and we are always looking for more help.
Your time, skills, and equipment can also help WRISC when it comes to securing grant funding. When you volunteer with WRISC, or provide us with equipment or materials for our work, that is considered "match" for our grant awards. Match, whether in the form of cash, materials, or in-kind man hours, is required for most of our grant projects. When match comes from our volunteers it helps us to secure larger grants and stretch those dollars further.
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteer Season: May 1st (approx.)- September 30th (approx.)
Do you like to be lake side? Do you like to educate others? Then help us educate boaters on the importance of keeping their watercraft's clean to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species.
As a Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) Volunteer you will be responsible to survey/collect data on the boaters in the 5 WRISC counties, inspect boats, and educate others on aquatic invasive species as well as the boating laws in the state you are in. Training will be provided to ensure your success.
Invasive Strike Team Volunteer
Volunteer Season: May 1st (approx.)- October 31st (approx.)
Do you enjoy being outdoors and working with terrestrials? Do you enjoy nature and the native plants in your area? Then help us get rid of the invasive species threatening our lands.
As a Strike Team Volunteer you will assist in pulling Garlic mustard, cutting Wild parsnip, clipping Japanese knotweed, and others. With your help we can increase the productivity during our field season.
Stream Monitoring Volunteer
Volunteer Season: June 1st (approx.)- August 31st (approx.)
Do you enjoy spending time outdoors near the water? Does spending your day wading in a river or stream looking for aquatic invasive species, sound like fun? Then help us monitor our streams.
As a Stream Monitoring Volunteer you will be responsible for locating invasive species, collecting samples/photos for verification of any suspicious looking plants/animals. Training can be provided to ensure your success on the identification of invasive species. You will follow the Bridge Snapshot protocol.
WRISC Trail Monitoring Volunteer
Volunteer Season: May 1st (approx.) –October 31st (approx.)
Do you or your group love to be on the trails? Are you interested in learning about invasive species and meeting other like-minded people, all while helping to keep your trails nice? Consider becoming a WRISC-Trail Monitoring Volunteer.
As a Trail Volunteer you will be responsible for locating invasive species, logging the coordinates of invasive on our survey form, and submitting the location of the invasive species to our online data base (MISIN) on the trails within the 5 counties. Training can be provided to ensure your success on the location of invasive species.
If interested in volunteering please fill out the form below indicating when, where and what you would like to help with. Thank you in advance for your help and support.