Monitoring days occur twice a year on a Saturday, once in May and once in September. These are the days volunteers help us collect the “bugs” that live on the bottom of stream or river. A stream or river location will be assigned to you when you sign up for monitoring day.
Monitoring Day only requires a couple of hours from volunteers and sites are available throughout St. Clair County. It’s fun exploring a section of a stream and requires no previous training or experience! When you contact us, we will try to assign you to a stream near where you live. On monitoring day, you will meet your group of volunteers at 9am at the stream location where you are assigned.
We are looking for adults and high school students for our volunteers because we want our data to be top notch! Children are allowed if each child is supervised by one adult. Volunteers need to dress in warm layers and be ready for any kind of weather. Wearing waterproof boots is preferable but not required. If you have an extra pair of waders that would be great to bring too!