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Volunteers using nets for fish surveying

Volunteering for Fish Surveys

Volunteers are periodically needed to assist with fish seining surveys. Volunteers must be in good physical condition and be able to walk in a stream in waders for several hours and tolerate heat, cold, mosquitoes and sun. Work involves chasing fish into nets, setting nets, carrying buckets, etc. with instruction provided. Two to three sites are sampled on a given day and 300 ft. of stream are sampled at each site.

We generally work 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dates and locations are subject to change so you must let us know you are coming and you will get specific directions. E-mail Sally (spetrella@therouge.org) if you are interested.

Thursday Friday Saturday
Spring Surveys
(Mainly in Oakland County)
 June 15  June 16
June 23 June 24
July 14 July 15
Rain Dates July 21 July 22
August Goby Sampling
(Lower and Middle Rouge)
July 28 July 29
August 17 August 18
August 25 August 26
Sept. 8 September 9
Sept. 14 Sept. 15
Sept. 22 Sept. 23