Tina Wilson, PTRC’s new water monitoring coordinator, joined Jim Long and others from the Mattawoman Watershed Society on Sunday in sampling for anadromous fish eggs at five locations in the Mattawoman Creek watershed. Anadromous fish are those, like yellow perch and herring, that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn. The team also measured water temperature, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen levels.
It was a bracing day to be outdoors, with gusts of wind high in the trees and swift currents in the creek and its tributaries. There were vernal pools at almost every site and many contained clusters of frog and salamander eggs. The spring peepers and wood frogs could be heard in the surrounding woods.
PTRC will be participating in the Stream Waters program sponsored by Maryland DNR this year, beginning in the next couple weeks. We will be sampling for benthic macroinvertebrates. These insect larvae, worms, crustaceans, and other small critters live in stream sediments and are indicator species of stream health. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help out.
Save the date, Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM. It could be your lucky night!
This year’s spring fundraiser will be held at the Greater Waldorf Jaycee Center and will feature the Sam Grow Band, returning home to Southern Maryland from Nashville for one evening.
The Jaycees will offer their signature heavy hors d’oeuvres including crab cakes and carved roast beef.
Tickets are $50 each or 10 for $475 and include a free glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Buy your tickets online at porttobaccoriver.org (top, right sidebar) or email email@example.com
Enjoy a wonderful evening while supporting the Port Tobacco River Conservancy in its efforts to protect and restore the Port Tobacco River and its watershed.