Voluteer with the Crab Team (Friday, 5/19; UW campus)

Are you interested in a very short-term volunteer project to help Puget Sound? The Crab Team invasive green crab monitoring program needs help this Friday, May 19th preparing bait for the monitoring season. You may have read/seen lately that green crab have been found in the Dungeness Bay area – you can help with efforts to control this invasive crab.
What is Crab Team?
Crab Team is a partnership between Washington Sea Grant, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and others to lead a volunteer-based early detection and monitoring program to improve our understanding of native salt marsh and pocket estuary organisms, and how they could be affected by green crabs. https://wsg.washington.edu/community-outreach/environmental-threats/invasive-green-crab-volunteer-monitoring/
How Can I Help?
On Friday, May 19th, we’ll be cutting, weighing, and bagging crab bait (mackerel) that will be distributed to volunteers throughout Puget Sound. No prior experience is required but you should have a strong stomach and not be too squeamish about blood (mackerel blood, that is). You should wear ‘field clothes’ you don’t mind getting dirty/stinky. It’s smelly, messy work but we make it fun. Check this out: https://twitter.com/pseanmc/status/846793167630319616
How Can I sign up?
Select as many of the following 2-hour blocks as you’d like and respond to this email. Minimum commitment is 2-hours but the fun will last. All. Day. Long.
April 7th in FSH 332
For more information, contact Sean psean@uw.edu
P. Sean McDonald, PhD
Lecturer/Capstone Instructor – PoE
Research Scientist – SAFS
University of Washington
Box 355679
Seattle, WA 98195-5679