Join RiverWatch to become a part of a large network of volunteers
who steward and protect Illinois streams. RiverWatch-certified
volunteers, referred to as citizen scientists, are trained to detect
and track the changes in water quality as suggested by changes in
the population of macroinvertebrates, such as dragonfly nymphs,
beetle larva, midges and snails. In doing so, the volunteers provide
valuable insight on the health of rivers and streams.
interactive workshop will give participants the tools to test water
quality and collect reliable data. To learn more about RiverWatch,
The workshop fee is $50 per person, and registration is required.
Registration is through the National Great Rivers Research and
Education Center. For more information on
ngrrec.org/riverwatch or contact Nate Keener at 618-468-2782 or
should bring a lunch.
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Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in historic Funks Grove, just
south of Bloomington-Normal, off Old Route 66. For a map and
directions, membership and program information, visit
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Sugar Grove Nature