This fall, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition is celebrating the 11th anniversary of its annual Macroinvertebrate Survey and is looking for volunteers to help survey tiny, river-dwelling creatures as a measure of stream health.
Survey volunteers begin by learning about macroinvertebrates, why they are collected, and how to collect them following procedures established by CT DEEP for the statewide Rapid Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV) program. Then they will actually go out to survey small streams and brooks throughout the Pomperaug Watershed and identify what was collected.
We are proud to participate in the RBV program and to provide our survey data to the DEEP, as Connecticut is one of only a few states that use data collected by volunteers to make water quality assessments. With nearly 6,000 miles of flowing water in Connecticut, we know our local volunteers are a huge asset to in the effort to determine the health of rivers and streams across the state.
The survey will go on in light rain, but in the case of high streamflow conditions, downpours, or thunder, the survey will be rescheduled.
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