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Macroinvertebrate Monitoring in Whychus Creek
September 3, 2019$65 – $75
Join the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to collect aquatic macroinvertebrates in Whychus Creek this August 16th. Aquatic macroinvertebrates, the aquatic life stage of familiar bugs like stoneflies, caddisflies, and mayflies, are excellent indicators of stream health. On Whychus Creek, where extensive restoration work is taking place to improve habitat for returning steelhead and salmon, UDWC is using macroinvertebrates to measure how stream conditions are changing as restoration progresses.
Volunteers will learn sampling methods and spend the day collecting macroinvertebrate samples in teams along the creek. These samples will give UDWC and our partners essential information about the quality of stream conditions for aquatic life. Macroinvertebrate monitoring with UDWC is a great opportunity to get involved in taking care of a local watershed, spend time in a beautiful place, learn first-hand about stream ecosystems, and contribute to developing a better scientific understanding of the rivers you love.
What to bring: 2-3 quarts of water, lunch and snacks, sunscreen and hat, rain jacket, old sneakers, shorts or quick-dry pants.
To sign up or for more information, please contact Lauren Mork at email@example.com or at 541-382-6103 x39.
For more information visit the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council website.