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River Float - Benthic Macro Invertebrates
- Date: 06/07/2009 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Middle Raccoon River
Coordinator: Chris Adkins
What is a Benthic Macro Invertebrate? What could they teach you about your local watershed and the health of your river’s waters. Join us on our June river float and you will have an opportunity to meet your local BMIs.
These critters are the larvae and nymphs of the insects you would probably recognize in their adult forms, but do not know in these beginning stages of their life cycles. Dragonflies, damselflies, mosquitoes and a host of other bugs that start their lives in the waters of our rivers.
On this float we will explore a few rapids, turn over some rocks and gather BMIs. Once you get over the amazement of the diversity of life hiding in the waters, we will teach you to identify this wee beasties. Finally, we will connect you to the story the BMIs tell about our water quality.
If this sounds like a good reason to dip a paddle in the Middle Raccoon River to you, then join us on our first river float of the season, Sunday, June 7, from 1 to 6 pm.
Registration is required for this FREE event. All attendees must be on our list of certified paddlers.
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