Volunteer Stream Monitoring Workshop

Submitted by Victoria Mills on Mon, 03/20/2006 - 16:18.
04/07/2006 - 14:00
04/07/2006 - 16:00

Throughout the neighborhoods of Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights, volunteers have begun to monitor the quality of our local waterway, the Doan Brook.  People are rolling up their sleeves, donning hip-waders and delving into the brook’s substrate in search of aquatic insects for a myriad of reasons.  Some wish to take individual action to augment data that isn’t collected by local and regional agencies.  Others find it a meaningful and educational way to spend time with their children.  And still others are just curious about the natural world around us. At our training workshop you will learn about:

  • Local hydrology and the Doan Brook Watershed
  • How to identify aquatic macro-invertebrates living in the substrate of the stream
  • How to collect samples from the Brook
All training and equipment is provided and no prior experience is needed. Trained volunteers usually commit to monitoring their stream site four to six times a year. Space is limited so please register; call Tori Mills at 216-321-5935, extension 234. 


The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Bvd.
Shaker Heights, OH
United States
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