Come join the Warrington Township Environmental Advisory Council (WEAC) on September 24, 2022, from 11:00am to 12:00pm, at the fishing area along the Lower Nike trail, before the start of Warrington Community Day. This is a hands-on program to educate about the important aspects of stream health, and what you can do to improve the health of streams in your own back yards. This is a fun educational program for adults and kids, alike! Please come dressed to walk into the stream or along the stream bank to look under rocks for critters, use handheld microscopes, look through binoculars, and identify wildlife by using field guilds. Healthy streams provide habitat for aquatic animals and other wildlife.
We will learn about water clarity, stream bottom habitats, stream vegetation, scat, tracks and signs and other wildlife. We will be partnering with the Penn State Extension and implementing a citizen science monitoring protocol called F.I.S.H., First Investigation of Stream Health. The Bucks County Conservation District will also participate in this event to discuss and test for more specific types of water quality monitoring including stream temperature, water color, pH, dissolved oxygen, etc. By implementing this initiative, you can detect early signals of stream improvements.
Another fun aspect of our stream health project will be to teach about the importance of restoring and maintaining stream banks, or just improving your backyard habitat. We will provide instruction during this event on how to create a pollinator habitat by using native plant plugs. Following our demonstration, we will provide participants 10 native plugs, free of charge, to create their own pollinator habitat.
Please register for this event on the attached sign-up genius form. Sign-ups are limited to 40 participants, so please sign up in advance.