Mussel Training Events

April 2017
Organization: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Location: New London
Date: Apr 20, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Learn about local freshwater mussel ecology, their importance, and how you can contribute to their preservation. Also, discover what species of mussels can be found in your local watersheds.

May 2017
Organization: Neustadter Nature Center at Collins Marsh
Location: Reedsville
Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Learn about freshwater mussels, the Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program, and participate in a nearby mark-recapture study on mussels.

Organization: 1000 Islands Environmental Center
Location: Kaukauna
Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 10:30am
Learn about local freshwater mussel ecology, their importance, and how you can contribute to their preservation. Also, discover what species of mussels can be found in your local watersheds.

Organization: Rock River Coalition, Citizen Stream Monitoring
Location: Turtle Creek Parkway Facility, Clinton
Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
Please note that this training will include instructions on how to become a volunteer stream monitor as well as how to monitor for a number of aquatic species.

Organization: Beaver Creek Reserve
Location: Fall Creek
Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Learn about local freshwater mussel ecology, their importance, and how you can contribute to their preservation. Also, discover what species of mussels can be found in your local watersheds.

June 2017
Organization: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Location: Two Rivers
Date: Jun 6, 2017
Time: 9:30am-noon
Learn about freshwater mussels, the Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program, and search for mussels in the East Twin River.

Organization: Rock River Coalition, Citizen Stream Monitoring
Location: Marsh Haven Nature Center, Waupun
Date: Jun 10, 2017
Time: 9:30am-3:00pm
Please note that this training will include instructions on how to become a volunteer stream monitor as well as how to monitor for a number of aquatic species.

July 2017
Organization: North Lakeland Discovery Center
Location: Manitowish Waters
Date: Jul 14, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Come join us as we 'dive' iinto the lives of freshwater mussels, including their biology, importance, and how volunteers can contribute to their preservation. Also, get to know some of the local species as we canoe the Manitowish River!

Organization: Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Location: Mukwonago River, Mukwonago
Date: Jul 22, 2017
Time: TBA
Wade in the cool waters of the Mukwonago River to search for one of our states most diverse yet hidden treasures: freshwater mussels.

August 2017
Organization: Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Location: Chippewa River, Durand
Date: Aug 19, 2017
Time: TBA
Search the Chippewa River for cryptic freshwater mussels. Learn about their fascinating life cycle & amazing contributions to stream health.

September 2017
Organization: Riveredge Nature Center
Location: Saukville
Date: Sep 20, 2017
Time: 9:00-11:30am
Learn about freshwater mussels, the Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program, and search for mussels in the Milwaukee River.




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