Are you looking for an opportunity to visit the Sonoma Coast on a regular basis and do rewarding work at the same time?
Pinniped Monitoring Program volunteers collect data to ensure the protection of harbor seals during Russian River estuary activities as they pertain to mandated work required by the Sonoma Water for the Biological Opinion and to be in compliance with a Marine Mammal Protection Act Incidental Harassment permit. Data provides valuable information on the status and health of the harbor seals who use Goat Rock State Beach as a resting and pupping area.
For more information about this program visit our website.
Prior to this training/Q&A session volunteers will be required view the following recording about the program from 2020.
There are two ways that people can volunteer for this program.
One is as a State Park volunteer where you can count your hours for a park pass. Volunteers earn a District pass by volunteering for 24 hours annually and a Statewide pass for volunteering for 200 or more hours annually.
You can be a Stewards volunteer and earn a $50 per shift stipend to cover your auto expenses and a meal. When you sign up it's important to let staff know your preference.
Instructor(s): Jessica Martini-Lamb (Sonoma Water), Andrea Pecharich (Sonoma Water) & Stewards Staff
Meets: Zoom Call - registrants will receive the logon information upon registration