Catch stream insects in the name of water quality

out watrThe volunteer battalion of the Watershed Association of the Tuckaseigee River is looking for new recruits to help monitor water quality in creeks and rivers in Jackson and Swain counties.


Volunteers spend two days a year — once in the spring and once in the fall — collecting aquatic insects, which offer valuable insight into the water quality.

Data collected is entered into a statewide water quality record and helps the state identify degraded waterways in need of additional attention.

A training session for new volunteers will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Cherokee.

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