Survey and Save the Forest - Blue Hills Reservation
When you participate, you will join others in identifying the most destructive invasive plants around Ponkapoag Pond then you'll look to see if the plants are in a particular part of the forest (using GPS coordinates), take a photo and upload it to our 'Blue Hills - Invasive Survey' project in iNaturalist (an app that can collect the data). Your photos - and those of many others - will create an invasive plant survey. With the data from the survey, you will help save the forest by providing the data we need to develop a plan to control invasive plants and create a healthy forest! Once you're trained, you can participate on your own or join one of the group training and survey events. At the in-person events, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other volunteers and enjoy refreshments. To get started, sign up for an on-line training or an in-person event to be trained. At in-person events, after the training, we will break up into groups and begin surveying. After you're trained, you can survey on your own, or at our scheduled events.