Upcoming Workshops & Insect Sampling in the Rogue River

After the holidays the winter months seem to drag on!  Why not break up the winter boredom and attend some upcoming workshops and help with insect sampling.  These events are being held as part of the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project in partnership with the Michigan Trout Unlimited River Keepers Program.

Training for Watershed Monitors

Purpose: Training volunteers to collect temperature and flow data in the watershed for incorporation in the State of Michigan Groundwater Model.

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Rockford Community Cabin, 220 Monroe St NE

RSVP: By Friday, March 18, 2011 – Kristin Thomas, kthomas@michigantu.org OR Nichol De Mol, ndemol@tu.org, 231-557-6362

Stream Team Leader Training

Purpose: Training participants to identify aquatic insects and learn how the insects can be used as indicators of water quality.  Participants will be able to lead a group of volunteers to monitor sites for insects in the spring and fall (see events below).

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N Monroe St NE

RSVP: By Friday, March 18, 2011, Kristin Thomas, kthomas@michigantu.org OR Nichol De Mol, ndemol@tu.org, 231-557-6362

Spring Stream Team Monitoring

Purpose: Volunteers will sample stream sites for insects and identify the insects that they find to be able to determine water quality conditions at that site.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time & Place: TBD

Fall Stream Team Monitoring

Purpose: Volunteers will sample stream sites for insects and identify the insects that they find to be able to determine water quality conditions at that site.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011

Time & Place: 9am-1pm, at the Algoma Township Hall

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