Find insects, crayfish and other small river creatures in the Huron River. Join the Huron River Watershed Council’s River RoundUp: Saturday, April 30. Bring a small team with your friends and family, or join others, for a unique activity in the Huron River Roundup. Collect a sample of the bugs and other creatures (benthic macroinvertebrates) that live in our streams.  Like canaries in a coal mine, these creatures tell us how healthy the river and creeks are.

Trained volunteer collectors take you to two stream sites, where you help search through stones, leaves, and sediment. The amount of life in our fresh water is amazing.  Volunteers meet in Ann Arbor and then go to two sites; one may be near their home.  You must register early to be assigned to a team.

Children are welcome to attend with their own adult.

WHERE: Meet in Ann Arbor.  Then car pool to two streams in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and/or Washtenaw Counties.

WHEN: Two starting times: April 30 at 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM, or 10:15 AM to 5 PM

DEADLINE: Registration closes on April 15, 2011.

NEXT STEP: First time volunteers, please fill out the basic information form and the registration form.  Returning volunteers, please fill out the registration form only.

First time volunteers basic information form:

RoundUp event registration form: