A free training will teach volunteers how to identify and count amphibian eggs, along with surveying for frogs, salamanders and other amphibians in ponds and streams throughout Clark County.
Peter Ritson of the Southwest Washington Amphibian Monitoring Project will provide the training, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 201 of the Library Building at Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.
“We want to educate Clark County residents about the importance of amphibians and their associated habitats,” Ritson said in a statement. “We hope to encourage their protection in several ways: engaging citizens in wildlife protection, providing data essential to species conservation decisions, and increasing public understanding of the importance of wetlands in a rapidly urbanizing region.”
No advanced registration is required for Saturday’s event.
Coffee will be provided by Peet’s Coffee. Participants are asked to help reduce waste by bringing their own coffee mugs.