Starting Friday, June 25th at 2:00 pm
PACG Environmental Forum, Nahant Marsh and BiCAN
Per Wikipedia, a BioBlitz is "an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area." Nahant and the BiCAN (Bi-State Conservation Action Network) group are planning a BioBlitz from Friday, June 25th at 2:00 pm to 2:00 pm on June 26th.
It will be held at three locations: Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton IL, Elton E. Fawks Wild Eagle Refuge in East Moline, and Fisherman's Corner in Illinois.
Experts will be surveying and cataloging species from various areas of these areas. The goal is to collect basic taxonomic data and to highlight the value of local habitats. The hallmark of a BioBlitz is that members of the public witness and participate in the study of local biodiversity, learning more about the natural world in their own communities. The public will be welcome to join in various hikes and educational programs.
PACG is helping sponsor this event by paying for signage, food, t-shirts and stipends for the experts. Our PACG logo will be on marketing materials and volunteer t-shirts.
Volunteers are needed, so please sign up below.
Volunteer Registration Form