Benthic macroinvertebrates are small aquatic animals and the aquatic larval stages of insects. Macros are commonly used as indicators of the biological condition of waterbodies. They are a reliable indicator because they spend all or most of their lives in water, are easy to collect, and differ in their tolerance to pollution. By collecting these insects, we can make an accurate assessment of the health and quality of our streams.
With much of the world living on recycled water, we can be grateful that we have a watershed with streams rated as HQ/EV (high quality, exceptional value). Protecting this water supply is why the Association has come together, in addition to raising watershed awareness and addressing the problems that are presently deteriorating the health of the watershed.
May 25, 2021- Sampling at Jones Bridge and Egypt Bridge. Water quality was determined to be good based on the sampling results
June 26, 2020- Sampling at Jones Bridge
July 29, 2019- Sampling at Jones Bridge
July 7, 2018- Sampling at Jones Bridge and upstream from Game School Rd.