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Spotted Salamander - Photo by Dan Minicucci


Netting macro-invertabrates on the Westfield River - photo by Dan Minicucci

Water Quality & Macro-invertebrates

Water Quality and Macro-invertebrate Monitoring

Macronvertebrate Monitoring:

Why monitor aquatic bugs?

The Committee sponsors an annual Macroinvertebrate Monitoring  Training in September and collects from 4-6 locations throughout the Fall. In addition, the Committee sponsors pre- and post-restoration monitoring at habitat improvements sites throughout the watershed.

Post-Irene Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Report - 2.37mb PDF

Kinne Brook Macroinvertebrate Pre-Restoration Monitoring Summary - 6.13mb PDF

Macro-invertebrate Training Video

See the Library page for previous studies.