Join Maryland Trout Unlimited on Saturday, September 20th for a trout stream habitat assessment seminar along Bee Tree Run in Baltimore County, Maryland. We will assess habitat along a 1 to 2 mile section of Bee Tree Run, which is known to hold a healthy wild trout population. The section of the stream is located immediately adjacent to the North Central Rail Trail which will provide easy access to the stream. This monitoring event is a great educational opportunity for those interested in trout habitat, freshwater ecology, and stream conservation.
Teams will be assigned a stream reach to assess the presence of trout and trout habitat, potential stream stressors, and the overall health of a trout stream like Bee Tree Run. This will involve wading the stream, mapping in-stream habitat structures and stream substrate type, general macro-invertebrates (aquatic insects) survey and identification, and recording water temperature. In addition, each team will utilize a GPS unit and camera to document features along each stream section. Experienced MDTU Team Leaders will provide instruction and demonstrate necessary skills so that volunteers may apply these techniques on their own favorite trout stream.
Plan to meet at the Kittle Pavilion by 9 am. Stream assessments will be complete by 12 noon followed immediately by a cookout with lively discussion! Also, during the cookout, join MDTU members for informal fly casting instruction and practice. MDTU leaders will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. The fly casting event will be held in the open field next to pavilion.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 20th!
Bee Tree Run Stream Monitoring Project – Saturday, September 20th
9 am to 1 pm – Bee Tree Preserve, Kittle Pavilion (Corner of Bee Tree Road and Kauffman Road)
Kauffman Rd & Bee Tree Rd
Parkton, MD 21120