Black River Action Team
101 Perley Gordon Rd
Springfield VT 05156
Join us to learn about river bugs on March 21st
Whether you're new to the wonderful, wet, and wild world of aquatic macroinvertebrates ("river bugs") or want to dive a little deeper, save the date and come to the Springfield High School on Saturday, March 21st between 9 AM and 1 PM.
There will be an "open house" event for everyone, introducing you to the little critters that inhabit our stream beds. There will also be several lab stations set up for folks who would like to do a little citizen science and sort samples of preserved river bugs from some of our water quality monitoring sites around the Black River watershed.
What began as a one-time cleanup of the Black River in southeastern Vermont has evolved into a full-blown grassroots watershed organization. Welcome to the wonderful, wet world of the Black River Action Team!
On Being a BRAT
"How clean IS the Black River, anyway?"
From nutrient levels to chloride, dissolved solids to bacteria, BRAT volunteers known as River Dippers collect samples from around the watershed to be tested for a variety of parameters.
The River Dipper program is made possible in part by the Vermont Watershed Grant Program, which funded the purchase of several water quality probes in 2019.