Local Citizen Training Opportunity!Local Citizen Training Opportunity!

Woodlands & Waterways EcoWatch has opened registration for a 2-part citizen training program focusing on benthic macroinvertebrate sampling. This program involves an online webinar that will provide participants with the background knowledge of why, how, and where we sample for benthic macroinvertebrates (small, spineless organisms that live on the bottoms of lakes and rivers) followed by an in-person practical session where participants will be able to learn how to sample for benthos along a real lake shore. Registration is free thanks to the financial assistance of the Great Lakes Local Action Fund and remains open until July 11, 2021.

Woodlands & Waterways EcoWatch Program Officially LaunchesWoodlands & Waterways EcoWatch Program Officially Launches

We are proud to announce the official launch of our rebranded biomonitoring program: Woodlands & Waterways EcoWatch! EcoWatch is a community based environmental monitoring program coordinated by the U-Links Centre for Community Based research in conjunction with a number of volunteer and not-for-profit organizations in the Haliburton Region. The program utilizes the resources and knowledge of Trent University and Sir Sandford Fleming College in order to assist community organizations monitor the long-term health of the forests and lakes of Haliburton County and the surrounding region.

This rebranding encompasses our already established benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring program as well as our upcoming forest health monitoring program in collaboration with the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. If you’re interested in joining or supporting our program contact the Program Coordinator, Brendan Martin, at bmartin@ulinks.ca. For more information and updates, follow Woodlands & Waterways EcoWatch accounts on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook!