6500 Alden Highway
Did you know that the types of bugs found in a stream can be great indicators of the health of the stream? Join us as at Grass River Natural Area on Saturday, May 12 as we collect and ID aquatic insects from Shanty Creek. One group of volunteers will meet at 8 am and go into the creek to collect the macros while another group meets at 10 am to pick through, sort and ID the macros at the center. You may volunteer for either group or stay all morning. Lunch is provided for this event and registration is required. If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and be sure to specify which time(s) you would like to volunteer for or register at http://www.grassriver.org/streammonitoringsignup.html
The Grass River Natural Area entrance is at 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), 4 miles northeast of Alden, 6 miles south of Bellaire and 8 miles west of Mancelona.
Who should attend
If you are interested in learning about the connection between organisms found in streams and how they can be indicators of the health of the stream, this is for you! If you are a student who would love hands on experience with collecting data, this is for you! If you love water or bugs or learning new things, this is for you!
Attendees can bring guests
Be sure to let us know which volunteer group you would like to help out with: the 8 am group that will be collecting samples from the stream or the 10 am group that will be picking through the samples at the GRNA Center. Or feel free to stay for both!