Call for Volunteers!

Aquatic “macroinvertebrates” play a very important role in our freshwater ecosystems and include organisms such as insects, clams, snails, worms, and crayfish! As a Stream Keeper, you will learn how to collect these important organisms to measure water pollution levels.

WMEAC will provide you with waders, nets, procedures, and other tools necessary for our field work events.These events are all FREE, open to all ages and levels of experience, and stream equipment will be provided. More information about AAS can be found on our website and here is a direct link to sign up.

Save these dates! Both workshops will review the same procedures but Stream Keepers are more than encouraged to attend both if desired. Attendance to a training workshop is preferred but not required to attend the Data Collection Days.

Outdoor Training Workshop at Ken-O-Sha Park

  • 1353 Van Auken St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508)
  • 4pm – 6:30pm on Thursday, April 11th

Outdoor Training Workshop at Wedgwood Park

  • 3391 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418
  • 4pm – 6:30pm on Monday, April 15th

Stream Keepers can attend as many data collection outings as they would like! Please let WMEAC know how many you plan on attending so we can bring enough supplies.

Data Collection Days (check calendar for specific times)

  • Plaster Creek: Friday 4/12 & Saturday 4/13
  • Buck Creek: Tuesday 4/16 & Wednesday 4/17

For any questions or concerns please reach out to