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E-M:/ Menominee - Shakey Water Sentinels to Monitor Streams October 13

Stream Monitoring Announcement! 


Saturday October 13, 2007: Fall Stream Monitoring in Menominee County, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Contact:          Rita Jack 517-484-2372 or rita.jack@sierraclub.org


What:              Stream monitoring in small tributaries to the Menominee River around the Shakey Lakes area of Stephenson, Michigan, in Menominee County

Activities include collecting and identifying aquatic bugs and other water critters.  Training and equipment is provided, all volunteers receive a free T-shirt!    


When:              8:30am until 2:30pm for Stream Monitoring and/or 12:30pm until 5pm for Bug Picking All volunteers are welcome to stay all day! 


Where:            Meet at N9710 River Road, Stephenson, MI  (look on a map just north of the Sixty Islands in the Menominee River, and just north of where

the pavement ends on River Road.)


Who:                All are Welcome!  (See *Disclaimers below.)


PLEASE RSVP to rita.jack@sierraclub.org or to 517-484-2372, or to ask any questions. 


More Help Wanted! 

            All are welcome*!  The more help we have, the more sites we can monitor!  Bring friends and family along!  Everyone receives free training, a free T-Shirt, and all equipment is provided.  Not everyone needs to be there all day.  If you want to be a Stream Monitor, you should expect to be there from 8:30am until 2 or 3pm.  If you want to be a Picker, to help pick out water bugs in the afternoon, you should arrive around 12:30pm and be there until 4 or 5pm.  Everyone is welcome to stay for the entire day!  Dinner will be provided for those who can help until we’re done.  Please wear appropriate clothing for the temperature that can get wet or muddy, and a lunch with water to drink.  Note that it may be chilly.           There will be additional similar activities on Friday October 12 as well.  If you are interested, please contact Rita Jack to RSVP and to learn more. 


*Disclaimers:  This is not an activity intended for young children.  All children under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.  If it’s warm enough, there may be black flies and ticks.  Some sites have up to a mile of walking, while carrying stream equipment.  Please call with any questions to Rita Jack at 517-484-2372 or send email to rita.jack@sierraclub.org.  Thank you for your commitment to protect clean water!


            The Water Sentinels Program is a water quality based outreach and educational program of the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.  The mission of the Sierra Club is to Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Wild Places of the Earth. 




~Rita Jack



Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

109 E. Grand River Ave.

Lansing, Michigan  48906

tel:  517-484-2372




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