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Volunteer Training: Rockweed Monitoring

May 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Weighing rockweed

Help collect data on an important natural resource

Explore our beautiful rocky coastline while collecting data on the seaweed known as rockweed, Ascophyllum nodosum (“Asco”). Rockweed is the dominant species in most of the rocky intertidal zone of Maine and provides a habitat for other intertidal organisms. Rockweed is also harvested in Maine, and sustainable management requires knowledge of the total amount of rockweed throughout the state. Offered by Project ASCO in partnership with Coastal Rivers.

Participants will learn to collect data on rockweed in the rocky intertidal zone to help answer the question, “How much rockweed is there?” The data collected by Project ASCO participants will be analyzed and shared by scientists at Schoodic Institute to inform resource management. To learn more about this initiative you can visit https://schoodicinstitute.org/science/marine-ecology-research/latest-projects/project-asco-assessing-seaweed-via-community-observations/ or reach out to projectasco@schoodicinstitute.org.

How to register (required)

To register, use the button below, which will take you to Project ASCO’s registration page at schoodicinstitute.org.



May 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Plummer Point Preserve
1695 State Route 129
South Bristol, ME 04568 United States
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