Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter #251 - Trout Unlimited
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VOLUNTEERS NEED FOR COLLECTING SAMPLES
I just wanted to share an upcoming opportunity to collect important data on the presence/absence of Didymo in some of PA’s great trout waters. In partnership with the University of Idaho we are looking for at least 10 volunteers to help collect 50 samples in several northern tier watersheds on Friday July 25 starting at 11am. Through this effort we are looking to understand the threshold levels for certain water quality parameters for Didymo mat formation as well as map the presence of Didymo in Northern PA. We are currently working with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to identify where data is most needed based on where they have been actively sampling for Didymo. SRBC has collected an extensive amount of data in the Pine Creek Watershed over the past two sampling seasons so we will likely be focusing on some combination of the Loyalsock, Lycoming, Sinnemahoning and Kettle watersheds for our sampling. As we get closer to the actual date we will have definitive sampling locations identified. We also plan to have a webinar on Wednesday July 16 to go over project goals and learn more about SRBC’s Didymo related research.
Please let me know if you would be interested in joining us for the day. We’d also like to know if your participation will depend on what exact watersheds that we are monitoring? And if so, what watersheds are you interested in?
Please RSVP by Tuesday July 15.
Eastern Shale Gas Monitoring Coordinator
PLEASE CALL JOE GRUSZKIEWICZ, JR @ 570 430 2300 -- OF STANLEY COOPER SR TROUT UNLIMITED -- HE WILL PASS YOUR INO ON TO PATU
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