River Roundup

Real science that’s fun for all ages!

Join a small team of your friends, family and other interesting volunteers. Collect samples of bugs and other creatures that live in our streams. These insects tell us how healthy the river system is, where the healthier areas are, and where we need to focus our restoration efforts.

Volunteers meet in Ann Arbor* and then trained volunteer leaders take you to two stream sites. At these sites you help search through stones, leaves, and sediment to find the insects in their homes.  Only trained volunteers go in the water.  Dress to be in the field for a couple hours.  You must register early to be assigned to a team.

Children are welcome to attend with an adult.


WHERE: Meet at the HRWC office* in Ann Arbor (1100 N Main Street).  Then car pool to two streams in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and/or Washtenaw Counties.

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm OR 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

DEADLINE: Register by October 11, 2017.

Register for 9:00 a.m. (ends by 1:00) here


Register for 10:30 a.m. (ends by 2:30) here


MORE INFO: Please email Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org

PHOTOS and STORY:Get a sense of what this event is like from a HRWC volunteer here.

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*A few people, working further from Ann Arbor, will be meeting on location. Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering near Flat Rock, Stockbridge, or northern Oakland County.

“Huron River Watershed Council River Roundup, Volunteer Water Monitoring” by volunteer videographer David Brown. David produced “HRWC River Roundup” from concept to creation and did all the scripting, narrating, directing, filming, music and editing. Thank you David for your support of HRWC and the Huron River! With Jason Frenzel, Zaina Al Habash and Laurie Domaleski.



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