Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate ( Bug) ID
January 12, 2019
Start Time 8:30 - 3:30
CREC 9000 Park View Rd. Haverford, PA
We welcome volunteers who wish to learn the stream side and the laboratory techniques!
The DCVA ("StreamWatch") is a yearly study of water quality in the Darby Creek watershed. While it is possible to measure water quality and water pollution, the animals in the creeks have much to tell us about water quality – they spend their entire lives in the creek. In the "Streamwatch" macroinvertebrates (animals without backbones that are macro- large enough to see with the naked eye) are collected. These organisms have all been labeled as pollution tolerant, pollution sensitive, or facultative- meaning they can live in healthy or in impaired (polluted) environments. The collections are done in the spring at a variety of locations throughout the watershed.
The insects and bugs we collected provide a snapshot of the health of Darby Creek and we can identify the level of water quality for that section of the creek. Come and go as you please.
Free Event Please register so we can have a head count. Light lunch will be provided.
Registration is preferred, this is a free event, donations are appreciated but not required.
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