Winter Stonefly Hunt 2018

Jackson County Conservation District’s

Annual Winter Stonefly Search a Chance to Learn About Stream Health

up_efl_77 Would you like to get outdoors this winter and learn how bugs can tell us about the health of our waters?  If so, volunteer for the Adopt-A-Stream Winter Stonefly Hunt on Saturday, February 3rd 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 District office at 211 W. Ganson St., Suite 200, and dress for being outdoors for about an hour.

 Space is limited if you would like to volunteer please contact Shikha at 517-395-2089 or at Shikha.singh@macd.org.

 



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