Volunteer - River Round-up! & Insect ID Day

Huron River Watershed Council - River Roundup


Join a small team of your friends, family, and other interesting volunteers. Collect samples of bugs and other creatures that live in our streams. These insects tell us how healthy the river system is, where the healthier areas are, and where we need to focus our restoration efforts.

Volunteers meet in Ann Arbor* and then trained volunteer leaders take you to two stream sites. At these sites, you help search through stones, leaves, and sediment to find the insects in their homes.  Only trained volunteers go in the water.  Dress to be in the field for a couple hours.  You must register early to be assigned to a team.

Children are welcome to attend with an adult.

WHERE: Meet at the HRWC office* in Ann Arbor (1100 N Main Street).  Then car pool to two streams in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and/or Washtenaw Counties.

DEADLINE: April 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm OR 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

NEXT STEPS: Sign up!

MORE INFO: Please email Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org

PHOTOS and STORY: Get a sense of what this event is like from a HRWC volunteer here.

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Huron River Watershed Council - Insect ID day

Get to know aquatic insects on a first name basis!

Identifying insects from the water ways can help us figure out what the water quality is within different sections of the Huron River Watershed.

Find out what kinds of bugs are in the Huron River.  At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to last years and others.  This identification process takes about two hours.  (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)

WHERE: At the HRWC offices in the NEW Center,  1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor.

WHEN: April 29, 2018, 12-2 pm or  2-4 pm

DEADLINE: Please register by April 25, 2018.

NEXT STEP:  Choose the time you want to come and fill out the sign up form

12 Noon ID Day registration form

2 PM ID Day registration form

MORE INFO: Please email Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org