As reported by the Republican American, March 16, 2020. The Litchfield Garden Club sponsored an Open Conservation Meeting on Thursday March 12, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Litchfield Community Center. The speaker was Megan Parker, co-Founder and Director of Research for Working Dogs for Conservation, the world’s leading conservation detection dog organization. The title of the presentation was New Frontiers for Conservation Detection Dogs. The event was free and open to the public.
Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C) has traveled to five different continents to consult, collaborate, and build capacity to make conservation happen. WD4C’s trained dogs have found Chinese bush clover in Iowa, yellow star thistle in Colorado, rosy wolf snails in Hawaii, and brown tree snakes in Guam. Their dogs have become an invaluable tool for protecting pristine habitats and eradicating invasive species.