Anyone can learn how to identify aquatic bugs. Having this experience can truly make the Shiawassee River come to life for you.
These aquatic bugs were collected from the river at 9 different sites in the Shiawassee River from Chesaning to Holly during the first two weeks of May. Depending on the number and diversity of bugs identified, each site will be assigned a water quality rating that will be reported to the MDEQ.
The evening will start with a presentation and then a short training session for new volunteers. Volunteers 12 years old and up are welcome.
Bugs will be identified by volunteers with the help of aquatic biologists from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and MSU Extension.
Macroinvertebrate identification is fun, easy and a great way to learn more about the river!