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Benthic Invertebrates and Water Quality in the Muskrat Watershed

On October 20th Grade 9 science students from Opeongo High School met with MWC volunteers to learn about benthic invertebrates and water sampling within the Muskrat Watershed.  The presentation was held at Pansy Patch Park in Pembroke Ontario.

Students were taught the basic techniques of benthic invertebrate and water sampling in the Muskrat River. Fun was had by all and lots of samples were collected (and released).


Many thanks to Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus for providing the sampling equipment and the Community Services Recovery Fund for covering the transportation costs (see below for details)...


The Government of Canada delivered the Community Services Recovery Fund through three National Funders – Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada. The National Funders distributed funding to eligible community service organizations, including charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies, providing services in communities across Canada.

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