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Bugs being used to indicate water quality of streams

Do you want to know what the water quality of the Rogue River and its streams are?

Stream insects are a good measure of water quality.  Unlike fish, stream insects cannot move around much so they are less able to escape the effects of sediment and other pollutants that diminish water quality.  Stream insects can also be easily identified.

Trout Unlimited National, Michigan Trout Unlimited, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited Chapter will be holding a Stream Insect Monitoring Event on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Algoma Township Hall, 10531 Algoma Avenue in Rockford. Volunteers will work together to collect insects at stream sites and identify the insects they have collected.  The end result will be a “Stream Quality Score,” which will be used to determine the quality of your stream site. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.  Please bring waders if you have them.

If you are interested in attending please contact Nichol De Mol at 231-557-6362 or ndemol@tu.org.

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