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Pine River Insect Collection; June and October 2017
This year on the Pine River participants in our survey included two paddle club members, John Gerty and Terry MacKay, along with a Trout Unlimited member, Gary Marek, all who avidly waded through the three sites to collect as many habitats as they could reach. At the end of collection, John Gerty put in the time to help sort the samples for identification and calculation of stream quality. There are two notable results:
The September sampling resulted in an Excellent stream quality score, primarily because of the diversity of the macroinvertebrates found there. Silver Creek consistently scores in the high range of Good stream quality otherwise.
In 2017 the stream quality at this site declined from Good to Fair due to loss of numbers and diversity. A troubling development for this site.
August 5 Boardman
A slight change of plans, a missed turn (by Lois!), and a head collision
June 29 Lower Platte cleanup
They said we wouldn't find much, but our eagle eyes managed to fill six huge bags - a lot less than in previous years.
June 12 Upper Pine
Three newcomers (and five old-timers) experience one of the loveliest rivers in the area.
June 9 Moving Water Clinic
Two novices learn "everything you ever wanted to know about kayaking on rivers, but were afraid to ask"
May 7 Lower Platte
Eleven people met for a nice afternoon paddle on the Lower Platte River
October 17 Upper Platte Insect Survey
Despite the cool weather, our collection on the Platte River was a lot of fun. Identification of what we collected at three sites reveals a good to excellent stream quality index.
June 24 Upper Platte
Written by the youngest member of the group - Fred's and Judy's grandson, David
May 10 Upper Platte
Upper Platte is open but watch for lots of submerged bush stumps and former bridge/dock hardware
May 9, Upper Platte Insect Survey
The results are in and at the three sites on the Upper Platte River; Reynolds Road, Veteran's Park and Indian Hill Road, the stream quality is EXCELLENT.
Sept. 8 - UPPER Little Manistee
A gorgeous stream on a gorgeous day, with an unauthorized swim, subsequent lessons in ferrying, and minor surgery on our president
July 7 Lower Platte Cleanup
It's getting better, but we still got 8 large bags. Two reports by kids who have been helping out on this trip for several years.
July 3 - Jordan River
Danny met us last Friday, joined the club on Tuesday, and did his first club trip on Wednesday!
May 18 Jordan River
Written by the person who didn't believe us when we said, "Just ride out the wave train all the way to the end; don't turn too soon".
5/10 Postdiluvian Pine Paddle
"A uniquely enjoyable paddle. Lucky to get chance to see it this way, before turns back into highway", as reported by Fred Swartz
Sept 27 Sturgeon
The Sturgeon remains among everyone's top favorite paddles in our area!!!
June 18 Betsie afternoon
Fifteen Hungry Tummies filled, then burning off calories on the river, and a new boat for Marlene!
June 17 Boardman
A spectacular afternoon on our hometown river, and a new trip for two members!