CARP (Columbia Aquatic Restoration Project) is a volunteer program designed to support the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department in implementing an aquatic plant and shoreline management plan.
Participants will learn about lake and pond ecology during three training classes and hands-on training labs. Topics covered will include Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Plant Identification, Wetland Restoration, and Designing for Stormwater. After the course, you will assist the city horticulturist with organized projects, to be held on Sunday and Saturday mornings.
2015 C.A.R.P. Course: Our next C.A.R.P. Course is scheduled for March 10th, 17th, and 31st. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings, 6-8:30 p.m. at the ARC, 1701 W. Ash. Hope you can join us!
Please note: CARP projects are scheduled on Sunday and Saturday mornings. We ask that you consider this before you register for this volunteer program. You must be a trained C.A.R.P. volunteer to attend the projects except as a C.A.R.P. volunteer's guest. Apply here to become a C.A.R.P. volunteer.
Thanks are extended to Scott Dye of The Sierra Club for providing two dozen "litter-gitters" to C.A.R.P.
Planting of Smiley Lane Raingarden in October 2010
Newly planted aquatic plant life