Leech Lake, Muskoka

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Annual Leech Lake 2010 Bug Count

Leech Lake
2010 Benthic Monitering (Bug Counting)
Volunteers Required

Dated: Sat July 3, 2010
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Hembling / McCoy cottage. 1037 Lakeshore Rd (Right side, just past stream)

Varieties of tiny creatures live in our lake sediment and form an essential part of the lake food chain. These little critters are sensitive to stressors such as toxins and pH etc. that enter the lake from the surrounding environment. Monitoring changes to this population tell us about the health of our lake's ecosystem, and if required, to consider and then take remedial action.

The collection will be done by a Biological Monitoring Technician from the District of Muskoka. After collection we will identify and count macro-invertebrates. For the less outdoorsy types - please be assured that counting is done on the shore, the "bugs" confined to plastic collection trays and there is nothing gross in the process!

This is great education for adults and older kids. High school kids can use the time toward their volunteer hours. We'll provide drinks & a simple BBQ lunch.

Please e-mail vmccoy@rogers.com or call 705-645-9692 (no answering machine) to let us know you'll be there.


At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so how did it go?

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we are quite curious also.
Wondering if the findings will be posted soon?

At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

guess it didn't happen???


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