Trout Unlimited to Monitor Rogue River Insect Populations

Tue, 04/05/2011


Contact:  Nichol De Mol, 231-557-6363
Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project Manager

Trout Unlimited to Monitor Rogue River Insect Populations

Bugs help indicate water quality in local rivers and streams.

Rockford, Mich. -- Trout Unlimited (TU) and Michigan Trout Unlimited are will be monitoring insect populations in local streams on  Saturday, April 9,  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Algoma Township Hall, 10531 Algoma Avenue in Rockford. 

Volunteers will work together to collect insects at stream sites and identify the insects they have collected.  TU volunteers will help determine the quality of a stream site by measuring the insects that are collected. Equipment will be provided and volunteers will get a free lunch.  Children are encouraged to participate.

Stream insects are a good measure of water quality.  Unlike fish, stream insects do not move very far from a given location and are less able to escape the effects of sediment and other pollutants that diminish water quality.   

Those interested in participating should contact Nichol De Mol, Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project Manager, at 231-557-6362 or

Trout Unlimited is the nation’s largest coldwater conservation organization, with 140,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.


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