Osprey Monitoring Updates and Trainings

I hope you are all staying warm on this snowy day! I am emailing you with some important program updates regarding the Osprey Monitoring Program. First, I am underway with preparing all of our spreadsheets and forms for data collection for the 2024 Osprey Monitoring season. Some of you have met with our great web-developer volunteers, Serena Entezary and Mary Lueder to share your thoughts and opinions on the program and how we can make it better than ever for this season. Serena, Mary, and I are working on updating our data submission methods and improving our web presence. I will share more updates as we go!
Second, registration for monitoring training sessions is now open! Below are registration links for each training session. You will only need to register for a single 90-minute training session. Also, given the changes to data submission, all monitors, regardless of experience, will need to register for a training session. It will also be greatly appreciated for experienced monitors to share their experiences with newer monitors during these sessions!
Registration Links:
2/17/2024 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk, MA:
3/2/2024 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge in Smithfield, RI: Not currently on the event calendar, but will be within the next two weeks at https://asri.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2741
3/6/2024 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at South Kingstown Land Trust in South Kingstown, RI: Not currently on the event calendar, but will be within the next two weeks at https://asri.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2741
The final announcement is that I have resigned my position as a Wildlife Refuge Manager for Audubon and my last day will be on this Friday, 1/19/2024. However, I will be continuing to volunteer with Audubon to coordinate the Osprey Monitoring Program. I have loved working with all of you and getting to study these amazing animals, and I just could never not be part. Audubon is allowing me to keep this email address (Ldark@asri.org) to continue to communicate with all of us monitors, so you can still contact me at this email address. I am leaving Audubon because I have accepted a position as a Geographic Information Systems Specialist with the Providence Water Supply Board.
I am looking forward to a great season with all of you! Contact me at any time with any questions.
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