The Earth Team volunteer program welcomes everyone who wants to help take care of natural resources in their community.
In Arizona, 296 volunteers were part of the Earth Team in 2008. They donated 7,531 hours of their time and talents in a variety of capacities:
planting and maintenance of native plants
helping to eliminate noxious weeds
office and computer assistance
World Water Monitoring Day
The Earth Team participates every year in an international project called World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD). Earth Team volunteers in Arizona monitor waters across the state, gathering data on temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity.
Water monitoring occurs Sept. 18-Oct. 18, with the WWMD celebration on Oct. 18. Earth Team members will receive a free water monitoring kit and information on how to play a part in World Water Monitoring Day.
For more information about Earth Team opportunities, contact Sherry Ellicott at 602-280-8799.