Volunteer Stream Monitor - Training

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Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Volunteers play an enormous role in the protection of our water resources in Northern Michigan. Every year, the Watershed Council recruits, trains, and deploys volunteers to lakes, streams, and beaches across Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Cheboygan counties. Join our Stream Teams!

May 11, 2019 (Tentative Date, check website or call for complete details)

10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

During the training session, you will learn about the various aspects of our stream monitoring program, general macroinvertebrate biology, and the equipment used to collect important data about the health of our local streams. You will also learn about the impacts of aquatic invasive species and how to identify them. A hands-on practicum at the Bear River is offered at the end of the training session so volunteers can "get their feet wet" before going into the field. Please RSVP to David Edwards at (231) 347-1181 if you plan to attend.

Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Field Collection Days
May 11 - May 30, 2019 (Tentative Date)
Individual teams must complete their field collection on their assigned streams between September 15 - 30. To schedule a staff person from the Watershed Council to join your team on the field collection day, contact David Edwards at (231) 347-1181.

Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Indoor Identification & Sorting Day
June 8, 2019 (Tentative Date)
12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.
North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street, Petoskey
Meet in the Health Education & Science Center Building Room 335 to sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates.
Please RSVP to David Edwards at (231) 347-1181 if you plan to attend.

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Community Environment


Sat May 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council426 Bay StreetPetoskeyPetoskey, MI 49770



  • Research
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours in the spring and fall each year.
  • Waders are available. Prior experience not required. Training is required.

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