GreenWorks will lead a NOAA heat mapping campaign of the greater Asheville area this summer.
But we can’t do it without volunteers like you!
If you choose to join the fun, you’ll received an assigned route to drive or bike using specialized sensors to collect temperature and humidity data. You’ll have one hour to complete your assigned route.
The heat data you collect will be translated into maps we’ll use to identify the hottest streets, and ultimately, find ideal tree planting locations in the neighborhoods that need them most. You’ll be helping Asheville take a huge step forward on its road to climate-resilience.
- Volunteers will meet GreenWorks staff, pick up their materials, go drive their routes, and return their equipment
- Volunteers will work in two-person teams to drive their one-hour routes.
- These same routes will be driven three times in the same day; 6-7am, 3-4pm, and 7-8pm
- Routes will be approximately 10 square miles each.
A limited number of volunteers will be needed. Volunteers may be prioritized if their neighborhood is included in a mapping route.