Spring Stream Monitoring


Starts

05/12/2018 08:00AM

Ends

05/12/2018 12:00PM

Time Zone

America/Detroit

Payment

Free

Address

6500 Alden Highway
Bellaire
MI
49615
United States

Description

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 volunteer@grassriver.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

Directions

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!

Event Website

http://www.grassriver.org/currentvolunteerevents.html

Extras

Attendees can bring guests

Wheelchair access

RSVP Details

volunteer@grassriver.org

http://www.grassriver.org

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!


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