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 carpool to two streams in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and/or Washtenaw Counties.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 29, 2018, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm OR 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

NEXT STEPS: Choose the time you want and sign up for it

9 am River Roundup registration form

10:30 am River Roundup registration form

MORE INFO: Please email Jason at

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

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If you cannot make it this time and want to get announcements for future events, make sure you are on our volunteer list by filling out this form and we will send you email announcements.

*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.