Friends HQ House Party
Monday, October 24, 2016
Noon to 2:00 PM
538 N. Shiawassee Street
Maybe you already heard the great news at the Wine Tasting Celebration, but the Friends have taken a major step forward. We purchased a house next to the dam in Corunna, and will be converting it into our office and meeting place, complete with storage space and amazing public visibility.
Jon Allan, Director of the Office of the Great Lakes, thanked the Friends for their exemplary work with volunteer water quality monitoring.
Way to go Stream Teams!
The Friends were honored to host Director Allan for the release of the final portion of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Water Strategy. The State Water Strategy focuses on monitoring systems, community engagement, and shared governance.
"Water literacy, community engagement, and integrated monitoring systems will help create a vision of healthier ecosystems, improved resource management, and increasing stewardship of Michigan’s globally unique water resources.”
BECOME A CITIZEN SCIENTIST FOR A DAY!
Join the Friends as we explore the Shiawassee River and collect samples of the aquatic bugs that live there to learn more about the health of our river.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP & JOIN A TEAM
Why are we doing this? Because river bugs live in the river 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are a good indicator of our river's health. Did you know that the types, quantity and diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates (river bugs) collected at a testing site lets us assign a four-point water quality rating. We collect that information twice a year and the more years we collect that data the better able we will be to see health trends.