Volunteers Measure Stream Flow

The Livingston County Watershed Advisory Group, coordinated by the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC), is seeking volunteers to collect data at local streams for the remainder of this summer in the Chain of Lakes region.  HRWC is launching a new stream monitoring program in this area, expanding the number of monitoring sites in Livingston Co. to include locations from Kent Lake to Chilson Creek. 

We welcome all experienced volunteers to join us, however no prior experience is needed as training will be provided.  Volunteers will work in teams to measure stream flow, collect water samples and monitor other water quality parameters.  The information collected is analyzed and presented to elected officials and decision-makers from local units of government, Wayne, Livingston and Washtenaw counties, MDNRE, University of Michigan and other organizations.  The data collected will be critical in evaluating progress from projects designed to reduce eutrophic conditions in streams and lakes in the Chain of Lakes region. 

Program introduction and training will be held August 14th at 1pm in South Ore Creek by the Department of Public Works Building in Brighton, MI. Directions and map can be found here.

Please contact Ric Lawson, Watershed Planner at rlawson@hrwc.org or Debi Weiker at dweiker@hrwc.org for more information or to sign up.