What is EDRR?
The Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) program focuses on locating new populations of certain invasive species through methodical surveys and then eradicating these species before they cause serious ecological harm in the county's parks. A key component of EDRR is adding information to Early Detection and Distribution (EDD) maps which track invasive species across the country. EDRR volunteers work under the direction of a volunteer survey leader and have the opportunity to work in a park near them. Because of the survey work, volunteers need to have some experience identifying local native and invasive species. This volunteer led program gives people with botanical knowledge an opportunity to connect with each other and also a chance to give back to the community by working to protect the county's bountiful natural resources.
The goals of this program include:
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