Free Volunteer Stream Assessment Training Workshop

Post date: Jan 4, 2011 6:05:45 PM

Originally posted May 21, 2009

Saturday May 30th


The Bonnechere River Watershed Project (BRWP) is offering this workshop as part of their “Riverwatch” program (launched at the BRWP AGM on May 6th) which will focus on the ecological health of the Bonnechere River and its tributaries.

This hands on workshop will take participants through the steps to complete a Stream Assessment to determine the health of Streams/Creeks surrounding them. Using the Citizens’ Environment Watch (CEW) Protocol we will be looking at Benthic Macro Invertebrates (Insects living at the bottom of waterways) and determining how their presence and their numbers lets us understand the health of the water they live in. You can view some of the insects that we will be looking at here.

From 10am until noon we will be learning about the assessments, how to choose streams, insect identification and how to complete the protocol. We will break for lunch at noon which will be provided. After lunch we will be travelling to a local stream and as a group complete an entire assessment from beginning to end.

If you are interested in attending or learning more about this workshop please email Amanda at Participants are encouraged to bring their own rubber boots (hip or chest waiters are better) and hand lens’ or magnifying glasses limited quantities of these will be available.