Time to Get in the Water!

Have you always dreamed of making a difference? Of helping to protect a resource that sustains you, your family – your community?

Picture 063Then mark August 4th down in your calendars. We’re having a special training session for our Measuring and Mapping program, and we want you to join us.

You will learn how to “read a river” by characterizing the bed, banks and other indicators of stream health. No prior knowledge is necessary! Once you complete our training, you will form into teams to map a site on a later date selected by you and the team. You will go out into a stream in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne or Washtenaw County for about 4 hours later in the month — whenever is good for you! You will be walking IN the stream and possibly over uneven terrain when you map your site, so be prepared to get wet. Older children (9+) are welcome to attend, but each one must be accompanied by one adult.

The training session will be three hours on Sunday afternoon at the NEW Center at 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Registration ends August 1st! If you are a first time volunteer, please fill out this basic information form.

For more information, please email Jason or visit our Adopt-A-Stream website.