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. Hope you can join us!
Upcoming Projects for CARP Volunteers: 2015 Dates To Be Determined
You are welcome to bring coffee or something else to drink as well as a snack to enjoy at the break (remember, always bring your own, reusable cup if you can!!). Water will be available from Parks & Recreation staff.
View the year-to-year history of C.A.R.P.! (new 2-22-2010)
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.
Current volunteers: Check your C.A.R.P. project hours here! Updated11-13-12
Planting of Smiley Lane Raingarden in October 2010
Newly planted aquatic plant life