Ever wonder how you can determine if your local stream is healthy or polluted? Are you already a stream monitor but want to expand your toolbox of skills? Do you wonder what data your watershed group can gather to help better protect or restore streams in your communities? Or are you new to the water world and just curious about the insects and critters that live in your local stream, and want to get involved protecting them? If any of the above applies to you, then join us October 20 & 21 for Stream School 2019!
This year’s stream school is coordinated by The Watershed Institute, with support from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and will be held at Middlesex High Schol: 300 JFK Drive, Middlesex, NJ 08840.
Physical and Biological Aspects of Stream Ecology and the River Continuum Concept
Biological Sampling Techniques, Demonstrations, and Hands-On Training
Macroinvertebrate Identification and Taxonomic Keys
Regional Resources highlighting the new Biological Metric for Volunteers
This two-day interactive classroom and field workshop will help participants learn about stream health by examining the critters that live there year-round and call it home. You will learn how to collect and count these critters and turn that information into a health report for your local stream. You will receive effective methods to take action with this information to protect your stream if it is healthy, or to document harm and pollution to help clean it up if it is not.
Follow the link to register: thewatershed.doubleknot.com/event/stream-school/2411173
Co-sponsors: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Watershed Institute & the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership.