EBW Monitoring Program
Help us tell the story of renewal at Evergreen Brick Works!
Since opening our doors in 2010, great efforts have been made by Evergreen staff and volunteers to naturalize EBW. Designing functionality into the landscape and demonstration gardens has been our greatest challenge. And while the results aren’t yet conclusive scientifically speaking, we can start to measure the healing of this landscape using community participation—the same strategy we used to seed, plant and steward this area!
While the information we gather at EBW won’t paint the whole picture, it’s a good start in telling the story of how the choices we make are reflected in the natural world around us.
How can you help?
Visit the eight photo-monitoring posts located throughout the site, and take photos of the landscape as it evolves. Your images will capture the revitalization of this ecosystem over time, as trees grow taller and new species come and go. Your photos will play a huge part in telling EBW’s story of renewal.
How to participate
1. Place your camera on the lip of the sign
2. Line up your camera’s view finder with the drawing of the landscape
3. Take the picture and upload it using your Flickr account with appropriate tags (these are listed on each sign)
4. Add it to the Evergreen’s photo monitoring group, EBW Monitoring Program
5. Visit the EBW Monitoring group often to see the progress!
The more photos we have, the more detailed our story. Come back in different seasons and help us document the changes!
Other Monitoring Activities
Gathered using citizen science protocols, this wildflower species checklist represents our current understanding of what flora and fauna call EBW home.
Citizen science grew out of scientists’ need to gather field data without having support, staff or budgets to collect it themselves. With some simple training, ordinary citizens can gather useful information using protocols designed by experts. The information can then be submitted to scientific organizations studying key trends, such as the effect of climate change on bird migration and other concerns related to the environment.