Seeking Volunteers for Stream Walk Assessments of Mianus and Byram River - 2012 - Training will be held on June 9th from 9 am - 1pm at the , 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. To participate, send an email to Jack Stoecker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 253 9348 (space is limited) . Provide your: Name, Organization, Email address, and phone number. For more information: http://eepurl.com/lGQgj
If you want to have some fun, learn about our region's beautiful rivers, and get your feet wet (literally) on how to help keep our rivers and Long Island Sound clean, fish-able, and swim-able, become a volunteer stream walker. Based on training, you walk an assigned stream segment to find stormwater pipes, streambank erosion , inadequate vegetation, water quality problems, dams, modified channels, trash/debris.
GREENWICH, Jun 09, 2012 - If you are a high school student interested in doing volunteer work that will improve the environment, enjoy the outdoors, are a citizen scientist or want to work on an environmental project with your kids, you will want to participate.
Training will be given on Saturday morning June 9th by experts from the National Resources Conservation Service and will tell you everything you need to know to fill out the stream survey forms. During the last hour of training you will walk a local stream and review with the instructors what you learned. After the training, teams of volunteers will go out and collect information on their assigned stream segment of either the Byram or Mianus River.
Stream Walks are flexible! You can perform your assessment whenever it fits into your schedule, following the training session. We estimate that you'll need to dedicate about 5 to 8 hours for everything from preparation, field work, and filling out the worksheets for your assigned stream segment. The information gathered in your Stream Walk help us better understand our rivers and identify areas of concern that may require trash cleanup, stream bank restoration, planting, dam modifications or erosion control. We start a list of projects to improve the river and Long Island Sound.
Mianus River Watershed Council P.O. Box 421 Greenwich, CT 06830 Our Mission...to Initiate and Coordinate Efforts for Land & Water Protection in the Mianus River Watershed; Act as Land Managers and Stewards; Educate People about the Watershed. Our Vision...is A Healthy Watershed Ecosystem that: Provides for a High Quality Water Supply, Supports Indigenous Flora & Fauna, Protects Natural Beauty and Provides Compatible Recreational Opportunity
Contact Jack Stoecker Mianus River Watershed Council 203 253 9348 email@example.com mianusriver.org