Monday, October 31, 2011

AuSable Watershed Update

The river monitoring crew will be back in the lab November 10 identifying the remaining macro invertebrates collected during the September water quality data collection event. Come join us - experienced or willing to learn. RSVP to so we know we have enough chili. We start at 5PM but join us later if you need to. Go to the instructional building and look for the lab filled with "non-traditional students!"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Green Trail Revised

The newly revised Green Trail is about complete and while there will be some additional work in the spring, it is usable now. We hope to add a boardwalk to the springs in the future using lumber cut from the giant pine removed by the cabin last summer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Heading Toward Winter

After a warm start to October and a beautiful leaf change (hope you made it into the Preserve for that, the cold winds and rain this week have made winter seem like it around the corner.

We are busy getting the cabin ready by shutting down the water system and turning off the heat. The last of the school field trips are ending for the year. Tonight, the water quality gang is at the lab in the instructional building at Kirtland Community College trying wrap-up the identification of bugs collected during the September data collection day. They start at 5pm. Come see what they do and see what lives in your streams.