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Cedar River Fall Stream Sampling – Gladwin City
October 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cedar River Fall Stream Sampling October 8th 10 AM – 2 PM
Help us monitor the water quality in the Cedar River by collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates! We will meet at Gladwin City Park to collect macroinvertebrates. After we finish collecting macroinvertebrates from six different locations, we will meet back at Gladwin City Park for lunch.
Little Forks began monitoring the water quality of the Cedar River back in 2015 and with an increase in restoration projects and land protection along the watershed, we have documented positive changes in the quality of the river.
We will meet at Gladwin City Park at Pavilion 1 to review the protocol for the day and divide into teams. We will sample six sites along the Cedar River in both Gladwin and Clare counties to collect macroinvertebrates, animals without a backbone that can be seen with the naked eye. After collection, we will reconvene at the Pavilion for lunch!
Using the specimens found in the river, we can determine the quality of the water. This is done on ID Nite where volunteers can help identify the collected specimens. ID Nite will take place on Monday, October 10th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Little Forks office in Midland (125 McDonald St, 2nd floor).
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