Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites everyone to get their feet wet and learn more about the Credit River Watershed by helping with a stream survey during Check Your Watershed Day on Saturday, July 21.

Check Your Watershed Day is an annual event that has been held in Ontario since 2006. The event is an opportunity for students and people interested in the environment to gain hands-on experience and participate in important research by collecting temperature data from small streams at road crossings and photographing each culvert. The information collected builds a better understanding of the watershed and helps CVC plan stewardship activities to manage it.

Registrants should meet at Terra Cotta Conservation Area at 1 p.m. to receive training and pick up equipment. People will be organized into Stream Teams of two to four people to collect data. Participants must have good mobility since they will be asked to wear rubber boots or hip waders and some access points may be steep or unstable. Stream Teams will then go to assigned sites in Orangeville, Caledon, Erin and Halton Hills. The event wraps up around 4 p.m.

Participants must be 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent.  Each volunteer group will require a car to access their assigned sites, a digital camera, a cell phone, and the ability to forward photos to CVC. GPS units would also be helpful. Please register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3643471722 before July 19. Space is limited. For further information please contact: Annabel Krupp at [email protected] or 905-670-1615.

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