Be a City Stream Watch Volunteer
No experience required!
May 27, Carleton Place, ON— Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is looking for volunteers to be a part of its successful City Stream Watch program. This year, MVCA is planning a stream assessment on a number of Kanata area tributaries. Volunteers will walk up the stream with staff and take detailed assessments every 100 metres.
“We are targeting Shirley’s Brook, Kizell Drain and an unnamed tributary of the Carp River,” said MVCA Environmental Technician Mel Dodd-Moher. “The goal is to obtain, record, and manage valuable information on the physical and biological characteristics of creeks and streams in the City of Ottawa, while ensuring that they are respected and valued natural features of the communities through which they flow.”
Monitoring will take place from June 13-July 8, 2016, Monday to Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm with some evening work possible. Volunteers can pick and choose dates and times based on their availability.
“The program relies on and encourages the interest and commitment of volunteers from the community to learn and conduct macro stream assessments in the local waterways, and then assist in stream clean-ups and rehabilitation projects on the sites highlighted by the assessment,” said Dodd-Moher. “The best part is that no experience is required. We provide the training and equipment; you provide the extra set of hands.”
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or want more information, contact Dodd-Moher at 613-253-0006 ext. 272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MVCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mvc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.