Upcoming GTU Stream Team 4913 Events

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Saturday April 8, 2017 (Rain date April 22, 2017): Looking for a fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity with like-minded conservationists? Please join GTU Stream Team 4913 and Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition Stream Team 5258 for a tree and shrub planting event in Steelville, MO. Come early for breakfast at The Taste of Home Cafe (501 Main St.) at 7AM, or meet us at the former Steelville Middle School (810 Main St.) at 8AM. We will be planting 100 trees and shrubs along the Yadkin Creek streambank. Plan on working about two hours. Wear work clothes, boots, and bring a shovel. This planting is part of the on-going Steelville Stream Project to improve the water quality of Yadkin Creek with the long-range goal of reestablishing a catch and release trout fishery. Last year 180 trees and shrubs (donated by Forest ReLeaf of Missouri) and 75 native wildflowers and grasses (donated by Shaw Nature Preserve) were planted. Additionally, a pollinator garden adjacent to Yadkin Creek was started. Please contact Mike Hey at 636-256-0108 with questions. Hope you can join us.

Saturday April 15, 2017 (rainout date TBD): Trout Unlimited is committed to the preservation of cold, clear water. Our chapter has sponsored Missouri Stream Team (4913) to do just that. Please join us April 15, 2017 on Hamilton Creek near Rockwoods Reservation for our Spring 2017 water quality monitoring. We will measure stream flow rates, conduct chemical testing on creek water samples, and net invertebrates (bugs!). These measures will help us determine the health of this creek. If time allows we will collect litter. You do not need formal training to participate, and this would be an interesting and fun outing to introduce your kids to part of our Chapter’s mission. Wear old clothes and boots or waders as we will be in the creek. We will meet at the Whitsetts Fork subdivision (off Hway 109) bridge at 9AM. We will monitor two sites and you should allow about 3 hours. Please contact Mike Hey at 636-256-0108 with questions. Hope you can join us.

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