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What’s “bugging” you in our streams?

In many cases we think bugs are a nuisance, but bugs in a stream can be very useful. 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.

-OUT-stream_insect_samplingTrout Unlimited National, Michigan Trout Unlimited, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited Chapter will be holding a Stream Insect Monitoring Event in the Rogue River Watershed on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Algoma Township Hall, 10531 Algoma Avenue, in Rockford. Volunteers will be assigned to a monitoring group with a team leader. Each group will collect and identify insects from different stream sites. You don’t need any experience with stream insects to participate and all ages are welcome.

What will you need? Please RSVP to Nichol De Mol at 231-557-6362 or ndemol@tu.org if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Please bring waders if you have them and dress for the weather conditions.

Survey to direct efforts of the Rogue River Watershed Council

You are part of the Rogue River watershed community! The Rogue River is an extremely important coldwater resource in southern Michigan. In angling trips alone the Rogue River brings in $485,000 per year to the local communities.

We need your input to help guide activities to protect and restore this valuable resource. The Rogue River Watershed Council, a group established in 2000 to protect this resource, needs your input on the roles you think the Council should play and the issues the group should tackle.

Please take this short 2-minute on-line survey and help direct activities in the Rogue River watershed: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RogueRiverSurvey

 

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