Jane Winn of Berkshire Environmental Action Team will offer a free audio-video presentation on the identification of vernal pool amphibians and invertebrates, and a training workshop on how to document a vernal pool for certification at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Pittsfield Family YMCA, 292 North St., in the auditorium.
Winn will have video and audio of woodfrogs "chorusing," slides of spotted and Jefferson salamanders and their egg masses, as well as video of fairy shrimp swimming.
The state certification process is implemented almost entirely by volunteers and provides regulatory protection to these fragile ecosystems. During the workshop, Winn will take participants through the certification form, section by section, and also look at the new online reporting system.
Information: Winn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 230-7321.