TROUT UNLIMITED CHAPTER #688 TO MEET THIS COMING TUESDAY, MARCH 7
Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 based in Wellsboro is meeting in person this coming Tuesday, March 7 at the Tioga County Conservation District office at 1867 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro PA 16901 (go in the back door) and via Zoom (# 838 766 1706 Passcode: white). Leading the meeting is President Jere White.
The business meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. and a training by Kathleen Lavelle at 7 p.m. She works out of the national TU office at Lock Haven, Pa.
Lavelle is the field coordinator for Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Habitat Program. A graduate of Mansfield University, she has been with TU for nine years.
Lavelle will discuss the importance of evaluating benthic macroinvertebrates through monitoring protocols and basic identification. All are welcome.
Benthic macroinvertebrates are commonly used as indicators of the biological condition of streams and rivers. They are reliable indicators because they spend all or most of their lives in water, are easy to collect and differ in their tolerance to pollution.
TU and the Tioga County Conservation District are working to restore parts of Long Run, a tributary to Pine Creek. Lavelle will discuss ways the Chapter can potentially help monitor the effects of these restoration projects on biological communities, and habitat parameters.
Chapter #688 meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month through May 2023. The business and general meetings are free and open to the public. Participants do not have to be a member to attend.
For more information about the meetings, call President Jere White at 570-662-2167 or email him at email@example.com.