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Salmon-Trout Stream Monitoring Looking for Volunteers

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve is looking for people who love the outdoors and are interested in volunteering and learning more about stream ecology. Volunteers will help collect water quality information for the Salmon-Trout River alongside YDWP staff this fall and no prior experience is necessary. This project is part of the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program established by Micorps (Michigan Clean Water Corps) which provides technical assistance, training and grants to volunteer stream monitors and watershed groups in Michigan. The Salmon-Trout River volunteer stream monitoring project will consist of eight sites that are sampled twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. Stream monitoring for each site will be scheduled and all eight sites will be completed in about 2-3 weeks depending on time, volunteer schedules and weather. The first training day of the project will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday September 22, 2012. The day of training will start at the Thunder Bay Inn, Big Bay from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include a presentation, training materials and food. After this the volunteers will begin in-stream training at a site along the Salmon-Trout until 3:30 p.m. Participants should bring waders or tall boots in they have them, but it is not required. Participants should also come prepared for outdoor weather in the U.P.! Once again, no experience is necessary. Ultimately, the mission of MiCorps is to create a network and expand volunteer water quality monitoring organizations statewide for the purpose of collecting, sharing, and using reliable data while also educating and informing the public. If you are interested in helping us with this project please call (906) 345-9223 or email