Shakey Water Sentinels Info
Sulfide Mining Baseline Water Monitoring: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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Announcing Fall 2009 Water Monitoring by Shakey River Sentinels, Stephenson, Menominee County
Help Wanted Friday October 2 from Noon to 4pm & Saturday October 3 from 9am to 3pm !
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
· Bug collecting teams needed for the 7 stream sites
We must continue to develop baseline data for our streams if they are to be protected. It will only happen with your help.
Contact Ron Henriksen (906-753-2966) or Keith West if you can help out in any way.
SEE YOU STREAMSIDE! Keith & Ron
The Shakey River Sentinels need your help on autumn water monitoring days in streams west of Stephenson, Michigan, to collect baseline water quality information. Equipment and training are provided, no experience is needed.
The water monitoring involves the collection, identification and counting of benthic macroinvertebrates, various water-dwelling spineless organisms such as mayfly larvae, stonefly larvae, craneflies, scuds, and many others, all large enough to see without magnifying. Many of them are familiar to fly anglers. Benthic means they live and gather food from the bottom of streams. In 2007 we implemented the project quality assurance plan in full, and grew the number of sites to 7. Our data are available on the Michigan Clean Water Corps website, just enter “Menominee” in the county pull-down box.