Volunteer Lake and Stream Monitors Needed
No prior experience required! Free training.
Stream Monitoring TRAINING DAYSave
May 16, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Training consists of presentations about various aspects of the program and general macroinvertebrate biology, equipment and field data sheet review, and a hands-on practicum on the Bear River, so that volunteers can “get their feet wet." Coffee and snacks provided. Break taken for lunch on your own.
Stream Monitoring FIELD DAYMay 23, 2015
9:00am - 2:00pm
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.
Stream Monitoring IDENTIFICATION DAYJune 7, 2015
Noon - 3:00pm
Volunteer teams gather in room 262 of the Science Building on the North Central Michigan College Campus in Petoskey to sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrate specimens collected in the field.
For more information about our Volunteer Stream Monitoring program or to register for the free training, please contact Dan Myers at 231-347-1181 or email email@example.com.
Lake Monitoring TrainingMay 22, 2015
10:00 am - Noon
Many beautiful high-quality lakes are being monitored by volunteers throughout the northern Lower Peninsula as a result of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. However, there is always a need for more volunteers to monitor additional lakes and to substitute or replace existing volunteers. Volunteering to be a monitor requires attending a half-day training session and then performing 1-4 hours of monitoring duties on a weekly basis from early June to late August (though some volunteers opt to start in May and continue until September or even October).
If you are interested in volunteering time to help monitor lake water quality, please join us for a free training session on Friday, May 22nd at the Inland Waterway Museum in Alanson. During the indoor session we will review the program and go over the methods of data collection. Afterwards, volunteers will have an opportunity to practice monitoring procedures during a pontoon boat ride on Crooked Lake. At the completion of the training you will receive the necessary equipment and supplies for a complete season of volunteer lake monitoring.
For more information or to register for this training, please contact Kevin Cronk at (231) 347-1181 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.