May 05, 1997
Contact: Madonna Luers, (509) 456-4073
Groups of volunteers needed for duck nest surveys
EPHRATA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) needs
groups of volunteers immediately to help conduct field surveys for duck nests in central
Groups of 10 to 12 persons are needed on weekdays and weekends between
now and May 25 to walk survey routes from early morning to about noon. Volunteers
must be able to walk moderate terrain for several hours, wearing rain-or-shine field
clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Volunteers also should be prepared with insect
repellent for ticks and mosquitos, sunscreen, drinking water, and snacks.
Volunteer groups meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Dodson Road access to WDFW's
Desert Wildlife Area, west of Moses Lake in Grant County. (From Interstate 90, take
Dodson Road exit south about 3-1/2 miles.)
Interested groups should call WDFW's Ephrata office at 509-754-4624 to leave a
contact name and number and day(s) available.