Three times a year, teams of Adopt-A-Stream volunteers head out to the river. Some team members wade in the stream to find the nests, while others stay dry on the shore sorting through the material to collect the bugs in jars. Those not as keen on bug collecting gather basic water quality information on temperature, pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen concentrations.
Adopt-A-Stream events take place once on a single Saturday each spring and fall from about 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you are a new volunteer, we’ll provide training. Teams typically visit two sites along the river to make collections. Everyone is invited to sort and identify the bugs collected.
To register or learn more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org