The Huron River Watershed Council is seeking volunteers for its annual "River Roundup" on Oct. 6.
As part of a long-term river study, each fall HRWC looks for the bugs and other creatures that live in the river streams. Like canaries in a coal mine, they tell researchers a lot about the health of the river.
Trained volunteer collectors take each team to two of HRWC’s 70 designated study sites throughout the Huron River, where the group helps search through stones, leaves, and sediment taken from the river bottom. All equipment is provided. Participants are advised to dress for the weather. Volunteers meet in Ann Arbor and car pool to their assigned sites.
Participants must register early to be assigned to a team. Children are welcome to attend with their own adult.
Volunteers can choose to help on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to register is Oct. 3.
For more information, email Jason Frenzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.