Columbia Aquatic Restoration Project

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 two training classes and hands-on training labs. Topics covered will include Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Plant Identification, Wetland Restoration, and Rain Gardens. After the course, volunteers can assist the city horticulturist with organized projects, to be held on weekend mornings.

2020 CARP Projects

All projects will be held on Saturday mornings from 8:30-10:30 a.m. 

Saturday, April 18-Canceled
Saturday, May 2-Stephens Lake Park (planting &  removal)
Saturday, June 6-Field House (planting & possible gravel & mulching)
Saturday, August 29-TBD
Saturday, September 12-Stephens Lake (planting & removal)
Saturday, September 26-TBD
Saturday, October 3-3M (tree planting)

Please note:  CARP projects are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Complete an online application to become a CARP volunteer.

2019 CARP Course Presentations: 

C.A.R.P. Intoduction & History-Michael Acton

Aquatic Fauna of Missouri-Amy Meier

Aquatic Plants-Darby Niswonger

 

2019 CARP Graduates
CARP Volunteer Cheryl Hardy

CARP Volunteer Susan DeMian and Parks Staff

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updated 3-20-20