Biggie Munn Park, Aurelius Road, Lansing, MI (map)
Spring 2013 Volunteer Stream Monitoring
Saturday, June 8, 2013
8am - 12pm
Start Location: Biggie Munn Park, Lansing
It's time for our Spring 2013 Volunteer Stream Monitoring at sites throughout the Red Cedar Watershed. Join the Mid-MEAC Stream Monitoring Corps as we spend a fun day sampling the macroinvertebrates ("critters"). We'll look for caddisflies, damselflies, scuds and more.
We invite all new volunteers to participate in a 30 minute orientation session prior to setting out for your assigned site. Orientation will start at 8am. If you are a returning volunteer, you are welcome to lend your expertise to our new volunteers or join us for coffee and a light morning snack or you can simply arrive at 8:30am. If you are a returning volunteer and you have a specific site that you would like to lead, please contact Gabe Biber, Volunteer Stream Monitoring Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at (517) 292-3078.
8am Welcome & Orientation
8:30am Site Assignments & Travel to Sites
9am - 12pm Site Stream Monitoring
Who Can Be a Stream Monitoring Volunteer?
We welcome people of all abilities, age and experience levels. Most of our sites require that our monitors be able to walk for up to 1/2 mile, climb in and out of streams and scramble over obstacles, however our main site (Biggie Munn) is accessible for nearly all users. Children are also welcome to participate and must bring a responsbile adult (18+) with them. If you are 13 years of age or younger, you must wear an approved floatation device.
What to Bring
Michigan weather changes rapidly so plan to check the weather before you head out. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting muddy, wet and dirty. Sunscreen, bug spray, sturdy shoes, a hat, a refillable water bottle and a beach towel are all good ideas to pack for the morning.
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