National Park Service Seeks Volunteers for Sampling

Jul 16, 2014

The National Park Service in Glen Jean is gearing up for a sampling program and is looking for volunteers. 


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  The Resource Management Division of New River Gorge National River is preparing for this year’s summer Long Term Ecological Sampling Program. The annual program examines the health of the species of the New River.

During the first week, participants will shock fish to stun them, identifying each one, measuring for length and weight before releasing them back. The release says the fish will not be harmed during this process.

Week two volunteers will take samples of algae, plants and bugs to take back to a lab for analysis.

The deadline for sign-up will be next Friday.

If interested, contact the New River Gorge’s Volunteer Coordinator at Adrienne_jenkins@nps.gov 304-465-2634