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Interested in becoming a volunteer? This season's training dates are listed below.   All trainings are free. Please pre-register for the training sessions on your registration form.

Learn more about WHEP, find out how we determine wetland health and learn how to conduct the sampling. Learn tips and techniques for identification. Meet other volunteers and join your team.

The Introduction to WHEP and Field Methods Training session includes time outside, so please dress for the weather and wear appropriate field clothes.  Please wear shoes that can get wet, the grassy areas may be a little sloshy.  If you have waders, feel free to bring them.

The Macroinvertebrate and Vegetation Identification training sessions are held indoors in a classroom and a biology lab.

Register for training when you sign up to be a volunteer on the Dakota County or Hennepin County website. Volunteer registration information is located on the "Get Involved" page. Training is not mandatory, but is highly recommended.

2016:

 

 

 

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When

Where

 
       
Introduction to the Wetland Health Evaluation Program & Field Methods

Dakota County:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
, Registration 5:30-6 p.m.; Training 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Dakota Lodge
Dakota County Thompson Park
360 Butler Ave. E
West St Paul, MN
http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/thompson.htm


Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN  55345

 

Macroinvertebrate Identification Training


Sat, June 4, 2016

Dakota County - Registration 8 a.m.; training 8:30 a.m.-noon

Heritage Hall Room 203
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street,  Inver Grove Heights
http://www.inverhills.edu/Maps/index.aspx

Inver Hills Community College is located in Inver Grove Heights, just off Highway 52 at 80th Street exit (2 miles south of I-494).

 

Vegetation Identification Training

 

 
Sat, June 25, 2016

Dakota County - Registration 8 a.m.; training 8:30 a.m.-noon
 
Hennepin County - afternoon 
Jodsaas Science Center, Rm S1328
Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave. S., Bloomington, MN