By Reporter Staff Posted:
Solano Resource Conservation District’s 2014 Solano County Creek Biomonitoring Program is working with 300 high school and junior college students to study macroinvertebrates in local creeks.
Macroinvertebrates are small animals without a backbone that you can see with the naked eye.
Students study creek ecology and learn what the tiny aquatic insects tell about the health of local creeks in their watershed. Almost all of these students also participated in restoration work in the Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor in Vallejo, working with Solano RCD restoration staff to help plant 12,000 native grass plugs and 1,200 trees and shrubs.
This is the eighth year of the biomonitoring program, and given California’s ongoing drought state and the late storms of this season, our stud