Stoneflys are aquatic insects most active during colder months. Their presence in rivers indicates good water quality. You can help watershed councils monitor river health by volunteering to count them. Think of it as another version of the ice bucket challenge, more like the frozen river challenge!
Capturing and counting aquatic invertebrates is one of the easiest, fun and cost-effective ways to monitor water quality. It is best to look for stoneflys in winter. Check out one of these upcoming events to meet your frozen river challenge!
- January 17, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm with the Huron River Watershed Council, click here for details.
- January 24, 2015 from 9 am-1 pm with Clinton River Watershed Council, click here for details.
- February 14, 2015 from 9 am - 3 pm with Friends of the Rouge, click here for details.
Clinton River @ Stony Creek Metropark in Winter