Volunteers wanted for City Stream Watch on Carp River tributaries

May 31, 2019

 

Volunteers wanted for City Stream Watch (no experience required!)

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is going to be running a City Stream Watch Program on Carp River tributaries this summer and we need YOUR help to complete it! The program will run from July- mid August, 2019 (Monday –Saturday).

For this assessment, we will have volunteers working closely with experienced staff members, out in hip waders surveying the stream. We will be wading up the stream taking detailed measurements and site characteristics every 100 m. Each group will be made up of 2-3 volunteers and 1-2 staff members. The stream surveys will be running from 9 am-3 pm or 5 pm- dusk (weekdays only), which includes meeting at the site, training, putting equipment on, hiking to the creek and completing the survey.

When: Monday – Saturday, 9 am-3 pm or 5 pm-dusk (weekdays only) from July to mid- August, pick any day that is good for you!

Where: Different meeting sites based on the day

Why: To engage individuals of the local community while at the same time collecting valuable monitoring data which can be used to create restoration plans.

We make our schedule based on what days volunteers are available to come out, and we do our very best to accommodate everyone’s preferences! Please email me if you are interested in participating. This program offers excellent hands on and educational experience while at the same time giving you a chance to meet new people and give back to nature!

If you are interested please send an email with the following information to monitoring@mvc.on.ca:

-Date(s) of availability

-Shoe size (for hip waders)

-Phone number

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you so much, we look forward to this exciting field season!

 

Kelly Stiles

Biologist

Phone: 613-253-0006 ext. 234

Email: Kstiles@mvc.on.ca