Rockweed is a common and important seaweed in Maine, and the Schoodic Institute and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust needs volunteers to help gather information about it at sites along the coast. The training is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 25, at the DeWick Farm easement in Woolwich. After completing the training, volunteers will have all the skills necessary to monitor rockweed anywhere along the coast.

Learn how to monitor rockweed at a fun training July 25 at the DeWick Farm easement easement in Woolwich. Submitted photo

Rockweed monitoring is fun. It takes a couple hours at low tide to monitor a site. The fieldwork will include walking over slippery rocks and seaweed. At each site, participants gather information about the height, weight, and number of rockweed stems at a series of points in the intertidal zone. The one-day training will introduce volunteers to rockweed and other common coastal seaweed species, and everyone will learn the methods for monitoring, according to a news release from Ruth Indrick with the land trust.

For more information and to sign-up, visit KELT’s website or call 207-442-8400.


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