Eyes on the Beach, Boots in the Mud

Join    the    Crab    Team:    Help    Monitor    and
Protect    Washington’s    Pocket    Estuaries

Washington’s salt marshes and pocket estuaries are diverse and productive habitats, currently facing potential invasion by European green crabs (Carcinus maenas). Often listed among the world’s most problematic invasive species, green crabs are now poised to enter Washington’s inland waters along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.

Sea Grant Washington seeking motivated, adventurous volunteers to help us monitor these habitats and look for green crabs. Finding them at the earliest stage of invasion gives us the best chance for controlling their populations. Volunteers conduct monthly trapping and shoreline surveys April – September.

Monday,    March    14
Friday    Harbor    Labs
9:30am    –    4:30pm

Tuesday,    March    29
Lopez    Library
9:30am    –    4:30pm

No    experience    necessary,    and    all    equipment    provided!
Free    event,    but    registraton    is    required.
Visit    our    website    and    events    calendar    to    sign    up
wsg.washington.edu/crabteam

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