Free

Spring Cedar River Stream Sampling

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Gladwin City Park

240 City Park St

Gladwin, MI 48624

View Map

Event description
Join Little Forks Conservancy as we sample macroinvertebrates in the Cedar River!

About this Event

Spring Sampling Event - May 30th from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We would like to invite you to be a part of our Cedar River Stream Sampling Event on Saturday, May 30th! This will be our 6th year putting on this event and we are currently looking for volunteers that would be interested in helping. We will be taking samples of macroinvertebrates that live in the river to determine the water quality and biodiversity. We will be meeting at 9:00 am at the Gladwin Community Building located at Gladwin City Park. Sampling will last until around 12:30 pm and lunch will be provided afterward.

Volunteers will be put into teams and together they will travel to a site to gather macroinvertebrates. Each team consists of: a trained Team Leader, a Collector that stays in the water, a Runner, and Pickers that preserve the invertebrates on site. It doesn't matter if you have years of experience or none at all, we would love to have your help! Kids 10 years and older are welcome! We recommend that you wear shoes that can get muddy.

Identification Night - June 1st from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We will meet the Monday after the event, on June 1st from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, to identify the macroinvertebrates we collected while sampling. This event will take place at the Little Forks Conservancy at 105 Post St in Midland. You do not need to have any experience with macroinvertebrate identification. We will have simplified guides available and people to assist you!

Register for either or both events using the "Register" link to the right!

We are really looking forward to our event this year and hope to see you there!

Email Shelby at scain@littleforks.org or call 989-835-4886 with any questions.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Gladwin City Park

240 City Park St

Gladwin, MI 48624

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved