Dedicated to protecting and monitoring the environment in SouthWest Washington, SWAMP surveys local amphibian sites and meaures ecosystem health annually. Amphibians can be indicators of the state of health of wetlands, which are central to environmental health.
SWAMP is a community and volunteer run organization. Our activities help monitor and improve the health of wetlands in Washington state.
Peter Ritson, PhD., an environmental scientist, is looking for volunteers to search for amphibians and their eggs. This is the tenth year of this entirely volunteer program which monitors Clark County's wetlands by examining amphibian populations. The project involves training community volunteers to search for pond breeding amphibians and their eggs this winter, then reporting the findings to local and state agencies.