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Riverside : 92501: Operation Resilient Trees @ Fairmont Park

leader: Erika Presley
date: October 22, 2016
time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
description:

Volunteers will become a scientist for the day, and join us for a collection event to measure urban trees for scientific research Fairmont Park. Volunteers will learn how to take tree measurements as well as other data.

The RCRCD has partnered with the Earthwatch Institute on the Operation Resilient Trees study. The study region represents a massive 150 mile-long geographical gradient. Volunteers and Certified Citizen Scientists are playing an essential role in collecting enough scientific data to draw meaningful conclusions on how these trees use water and provide cooling benefits in different regions. All 10 species are being considered as drought-tolerant trees, so understanding how each tree actually performs under different conditions will influence right tree right place planting practices for years to come.

Riverside is part of a 150 mile-study area for this project. The RCRCD and Earthwatch Institute have conducted numerous data collection events throughout the greater Los Angeles area but more data needs to be collected from Riverside. The RCRCD will be utilizing certified Citizen Scientists from past trainings and events to collect this data. However, we are looking for additional citizen scientists (Volunteers and Certified Citizen Scientists) to collect data on ten specific tree species at Fairmont Park in Riverside or Operation Resilient Trees 2.0. 

All tools, training, and supplies will be provided, though we recommend bringing water and wearing sun protection and comfortable clothing appropriate for light walking, bending, and crouching.

You will receive additional instructions from your project leader in the week prior to our Serve Day.

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LOVE RIVERSIDE SERVE DAY SCHEDULE & INSTRUCTIONS

8:00 AM Arrive to the Rally site at Sherman Indian School(address: 9010 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503, Rally at the Football field which is on Jackson St and the 91 fwy. Parking will be on Jackson Street).

Check-In, Sign forms, get your wristband in order to go to the table and get your FREE Love Riverside T-Shirt

Drop off your Food Drive item (we are asking everyone to bring a box of energy/power/granola bars or a 6pack of gatorade for the athletes at Sherman Indian)

Get a cup of coffee/water and a snack from our vendors.

Enjoy the Kick-Off Rally (Music and Greetings from City Leaders)

8:45-9:00 AM Find your Service Project Leader (Look for a sign with your project name....your leader will be there and give you last minute instructions) 

9:00-9:15 AM  Depart to your project (unless you are working at a project at the rally site).

9:30-12:30 PM Working at your project (thank you for loving and serving your community)!

12:45-1:00 PM  Return to the Rally site for a free lunch and share your story. 

Don't forget to post pictures from the day to Facebook or Instagram and tweet along the way.  #loveriverside2016

 

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