Volunteer Opportunities McKenzie Novak
Who would have thought that studying macroinvertebrates and plants in wetlands would bond so many different groups of people together for two decades – with no plans of stopping? WHEP benefits our communities in so many ways: volunteers transform into citizen scientists after attending training and gaining experience in wetlands; cities receive credible data that helps inform decisions about land use and stormwater runoff; and the public understands more about the value of wetlands and takes greater action to protect them.
Paula Liepold, Environmental Specialist
I’m happy to play a role in a program that offers volunteers an opportunity to experience the wonder of wetlands. The dedication, hard work, good humor, and creativity of the volunteers is impressive and inspiring. Our wetlands have a fan club that can help assure their well-being.
Mary Kay Lynch, WHEP Field Monitoring Coordinator
We are grateful to be a part of a program that emphasizes the health and vitality of wetlands.
John Mazzitello, City of Mendota Heights Public Works Director/City Engineer