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.
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 & Historyopens PDF file -Michael Acton
Aquatic Fauna of Missouriopens PDF file -Amy Meier
Aquatic Plantsopens PDF file -Darby Niswonger