Thursday, January 10, 2013

Winter River Volunteers Needed

Do you want to get outdoors this winter and learn about the environment around you? If so, volunteer for the Adopt-A-Stream Winter Stonefly Hunt in the Upper Grand River Watershed on Saturday, February 9th from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Volunteers work in teams to search for one of the watershed's most sensitive aquatic insects. These stoneflies grow, feed, and find their mates during the coldest months when fish are too sluggish to eat them. Volunteers can either wade in the river and collect samples, or stay on land and help sort samples and fill out paperwork. No experience is needed and all training and equipment is provided. Children 12 and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

We will be monitoring sites throughout Jackson County and also in southern Ingham County. Volunteers should meet at the Dahlem Center at 7117 S. Jackson Rd, and dress for being outdoors for about an hour.
If you would like to volunteer, please RSVP to Kandice Karll at 517-784-2800 Ext.208 or by Friday, January 25th. *Backup date in case of severe weather is February 16th.