Stream Invertebrates Workshop

The Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Presents a
Stream Invertebrates Workshop

FREE Public Event for Middle School Students to Adults

Saturday, April 2, 2016. 8:30 – 2:30 pm
Susquehanna Riverlands Research & Education Center, Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Come learn how to collect and identify stream invertebrates, and see how they are used to assess water quality in Lancaster County streams. After learning how to identify aquatic insect larvae (such as mayflies and damselflies) and other invertebrates (such as crayfish, snails and aquatic earthworms), participants will help sort and count a sample from Climbers Run. We will then use our data to give this stream a water quality rating. The Water Quality Volunteer Coalition (WQVC) volunteers will follow their protocol to survey streams in Lancaster County Conservancy preserves. This workshop is designed for both experienced stream monitors and inexperienced newcomers alike.

LUNCH is provided. This workshop is sponsored by the Lancaster County Conservancy, Lancaster County Conservation District and NorthBay. Organizers are Linda Ferich, Heather Smith and Julie Ambler.

Register by Friday, March 25, 2016: Space is limited, maximum 40 people. Please call the Lancaster County Conservation District at 299-5361, Ext. 5 to register and/or if you have questions please email Matt Kofroth at

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