We’re very excited to announce the Richmond Ecological Restoration Instructional Program (RERIP) for 2018! This program has been created with essential funding from the RICHMOND ENVIRONMENTAL & COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AGREEMENT (ECIA) COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM.

This is a 7 week program that will cover some of the most essential field methods and information for ecologists to be. The course is condensed and fast paced and requires you to get your hands dirty! Right – it’s required that each accepted student complete the full field days which include volunteer stewardship work! As an added benefit, all students completing the 7 day course will receive a $350 stipend for their time (as well as some great free instruction).

Topics to be covered:

Friday February 9th
Class 1. Plant Identification 101
Friday February 16th Class 2. Seed collection
Friday February 23rd Class 3. Birding 101
Friday March 2nd
Class 4. Tree and arborist surveys for woodland/forest health
Friday March 9th Class 5. Invasive species control strategies and techniques
Friday March 16th Class 6. In situ plant propagation
Friday March 23rd Class 7. Assessing your work success

We’re having a meet and greet on January 4th

The City of Richmond’s shorelines host the highest acreages of eelgrass in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Restoration of upland habitat helps these invaluable eelgrass beds thrive. Join us and find out how!

Please RSVP and join us: Please join us for a fun introduction to the program/meet and greet for prospective students on Thursday January 4th from 5-7p.m at all ages friendly East Brother Beer Company located at 1001 Canal Blvd Richmond 94804. RSVP REQUIRED. Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/oWgPgH

Please read the full announcement here.

Apply here – applications close on January 12th at midnight! Applications will be reviewed on first come first served basis. You must be a Richmond resident to participate.

Written by GoldenHour