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BEACH RANGERS NEEDED!
September 8, 2016
Avian Botulism Monitoring - Volunteer Training Workshop
4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council - Board Room
426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and the Emmet County Lakeshore Association will host a free “Beach Ranger” workshop on Wednesday, September 8 from 4:00 - 6:00p.m. at the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council office, downtown Petoskey. Shoreline property owners on Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay, as well as beach walkers in Charlevoix and Emmet County are invited to learn more about avian botulism outbreaks and how they can assist in monitoring the bird die-off this fall.
The Beach Ranger Training Workshop will provide an overview of avian botulism (what causes it, which birds are affected, management recommendations), monitoring protocols, and bird identification. Monitoring kits and instructions are provided. To register for the workshop, please call Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council at 231-347-1181 or e-mail Matt at email@example.com. For additional information about avian botulism, visit www.watershedcouncil.org/avian-botulism.
September 17, 2016
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Training Day
9:00am - 2:00pm
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council office - 426 Bay Street, Petoskey
We are seeking citizen scientisist! No prior experience is necessary. Come learn about the various aspects of our stream monitoring program, general macroinvertebrate biology, and the equipment used to collect important data about the health of our local streams. Additionally, a portion of the training will focus on invasive species identification. A hands-on practicum on the Bear River is included so that volunteers can "get their feet wet" before going into the field. For more information or to sign-up to attend this free training, please call 231-347-1181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24, 2016
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Field Day
9:00am - 2:00pm
At various assigned streams throughout our service area.
Volunteer teams collect a representative sample of the aquatic macroinvertebrate population for later identification and also note general stream conditions. Each team monitors two sites on the same river or stream. For more information about the training, please call 231-347-1181 or email email@example.com
October 2, 2016
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Indoor Identification Day
12:00 Noon - 3:00pm
North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard St., Petoskey
Volunteer teams will gather at the Health Education & Science Center Building in Room #335 to sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates that were collected in the field. For more information about the training, please call 231-347-1181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyne River volunteer stream monitors