Save the Date- Montpelier BioBlitz 2018

Date

Type

  • Volunteer Opportunity

Sponsoring Organization

North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier Parks Department, Montpelier Conservation Commission

Location

Montpelier, Vermont

SAVE THE DATE!
MONTPELIER BIOBLITZ 2018
JULY 21 - 22

MORE DETAILS TO COME IN MARCH AND APRIL

Ten years ago, our city hosted the state’s largest gathering of scientists and nature lovers in a quest to discover and document every living thing in Montpelier. Over 400 participants fanned out across the city and identified nearly 1,500 species in 24 hours. Next summer, we are breaking out the binoculars and bug nets again for the tenth anniversary of this auspicious event.

The upcoming Montpelier BioBlitz 2018 will turn the city into a giant nature festival involving professional biologists, local naturalists, bikers, hikers, campers, families and children in a citywide exploration of Montpelier’s greatest natural treasures. Natural history surveys, public presentations, field walks, live animals, exhibits, workshops, music, games, and food are just some of the activities anticipated for this around-the-clock weekend event. Part celebration and part citizen science, the BioBlitz gathers critical data for local environmental conservation, and gets hundreds of people out into nature.

We want to invite you to join us. We need a village of biologists, naturalists, educators, volunteers, donors, vendors, and friends to make this event happen. If you’d like to get involved, please save the date and consult our Sign-up Form.

The Montpelier 2018 BioBlitz is a unique cross-city collaboration of the North Branch Nature Center, the Montpelier Parks Department, and the Montpelier Conservation Commission.

Thank you, and please distribute this email to others who may also be interested. Please direct inquiries to montpelierbioblitz@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Sean Beckett
Staff Naturalist, NBNC
BioBlitz Coordinator
montpelierbioblitz@gmail.com.