Jackson County Conservation District’s
Annual Winter Stonefly Search a Chance to Learn About Stream Health
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 1st 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.
Space is limited if you would like to volunteer please fill out the form below. If you have questions please contact Kandice at 517-784-2800 ext 208