Shoo, Fly? Not This Little Guy.

January 9, 2013

Finding out how clean a river is doesn’t have to involve a lot of high-tech gadgets. Sometimes all you need is a fly—a stone fly to be precise. This month, dozens of volunteers will search the Clinton River for signs of stone fly larvae. What they find will tell them how clean the water is. Michelle Arquette-Palermo is the program director for the Clinton River Watershed Council. She tells WDET's Pat Batcheller that larvae are plentiful this time of year, and that's why their counted in the winter. Click the audio link above to hear the conversation.

To register for this year's stone fly survey, visit the Clinton River Watershed Council's web site or its facebook page.