Upcoming Volunteer Events

Macroinvertebrate Sampling And Stream Habitat Assessments

Would you like to help LJEA examine the long-term health of our streams?  We need volunteers willing to attend a training session at the Paddy Creek area of Lake James State Park on Saturday 16 July from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Then, you can help us sample 10 different sites around the Lake James watershed on one or more of the following dates: July 18th, 19th, 22nd, and/or 23rd.

At the training session, you will learn why and how we sample macroinvertebrates (aquatic “bugs”) and how to perform a stream habitat assessment. The sampling teams will be led by Levi Reece, a certified freshwater macroinvertebrate taxonomist.  This is LJEA’s fifth year of performing macroinvertebrate sampling and provides an important assessment of the long-term water quality and health of our streams. 

Please join us if you can and please pass this along to anyone you believe would be interested. 

To register for the training session and note the sampling dates that you can attend, please send an email to Marshall Taylor ([email protected]). 

Catawba River Cleanup at Greenlee Park with Keep McDowell Beautiful-Saturday, July 30th (9 AM-NOON)

Information and Registration:

https://mcdowell.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/06/catawba-river-clean-up-at-greenlee-park/