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California Biodiversity Week 2020

Posted on September 04, 2020

The Protecting our River team will host a virtual field trip at one of our sampling sites on the Los Angeles River! Log on from the comfort of your home to learn more about how you as a community scientist can participate in our project, ways to e...

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First Round of Phase One Sampling Starts Tomorrow

Posted on July 23, 2020

The pandemic may have placed a halt on hosting in-person BioBlitzes for our community scientists, but it can't stop us from collecting valuable data along the river! Tomorrow, members of the CALeDNA, the Natural History Museum of LA (DISCO), and L...

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First-Year Undergraduates at UCLA To Study the LA River This Fall

Posted on July 01, 2020

First-year undergraduates enrolled in California DNA: Field Course will be one of the first to explore our partners' shared datasets to get a better understanding of the river's biodiversity! Students will explore the wide range of ecological rese...

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Protecting Our River is funded!

Posted on May 08, 2020

Thanks to a generous award from Metabolic Studio, we received funding to launch an 11-month monitoring program for the LA River. Due to COVID19, our team is working on keeping our community scientists engaged while following CDC safety guidelines....

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Compton Creek Sampling with LA Waterkeeper RAFT

Posted on October 21, 2019

Huge thanks to LA Waterkeeper RAFT for letting us join them for LA River monitoring! In September, CALeDNA members collected soil and water samples following the LA Waterkeeper protocol along Compton Creek, one of the many tributaries feeding into...

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Recap of CALeDNA LA River workshop

Posted on August 19, 2019

On August 8, 2019 we held a workshop at UCLA to present the results from our June pilot bioblitz. The goal of the workshop was to  figure out a way to implement a year-long eDNA biodiversity monitoring program along the LA River. Over twenty peopl...

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