What is needed from B-WET educators and students?
Groups of students will wade or use boats to float sections of the watershed included in North American Hydro Project Waters (6 sites) to identify streambanks that are eroded. Some sites have been previously identified and should be checked again. One adult or high school student is needed per group.
Timeline: Work will start on this project in September and must be completed before December of this year. Volunteer help at all six sites (Hillman, Fletcher Pond, Hubbard Lake, Norway Point, Four Mile and Ninth Street (Alpena) see map here) would be much appreciated. As of now, the plan is to finish a site per day, which means six volunteer days would need to be set up.
What to do when an erosion site is spotted:
- Point towards the erosion site so all members of the party can see it.
- Have the GPS operator get as close as possible and mark the site. Please note the GPS point and the site number on erosion survey form for each location.
- Take a picture of the erosion site like the one shown below. This will give everyone an idea of the severity of the site.
Fill out the erosion site survey form indicating the lat/long coordinates and photo number on each form.
Contact Sam Prentice, Watershed Project Manager
4241 Old US 27 South, Suite 2
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 448-2293 x17