Posted on 20 March 2014.
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.
Trout Unlimited National, Cannon Township and Michigan Trout Unlimited will be holding a Stream Insect Monitoring Event on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 North Monroe Street 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 in the Rogue River and Bear Creek watersheds. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Posted in Featured, Outdoors
Posted on 10 February 2011.
Icy roads on Monday morning, February 7, resulted in a slew of accidents across Kent County, including one in Courtland Township that sent a man to the hospital with a broken pelvis.
According the Kent County Sheriff Department, Kurt Goodman, 23, of Cannon Township, pulled off Myers Lake Avenue onto Peterson near the stop sign shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, to see if his Chevy Avalanche was leaking fluid. A second man was southbound on Myers Lake and saw Goodman looking at his vehicle, and pulled his personal plow truck into the northbound lane of Myers Lake, directly in front of the Chevy Avalanche. He then turned on his flashing yellow lights to warn other drivers.
Goodman was standing outside of his vehicle and was talking with the plow truck driver at his driver door when a third vehicle heading northbound on Myers Lake tried to brake and go around the vehicles but lost control on the ice and hit the plow on the truck and then slid into Goodman and pinned him against his car for a short time.
Goodman was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, by Rockford Ambulance, with a broken pelvis and compound fractures of the legs.
Courtland Township Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.
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