News Release 7/21/09

***July 21, 2009 Press Release***

Moscow, Idaho- Friends of the Clearwater is proud to announce two upcoming biomonitoring workshops with Dr. Fred Rabe, a retired University of Idaho professor in aquatic entomology and ecology. In conjunction with the Palouse Group of the Sierra Club, the first workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday August 8th-9th in the Clearwater National Forest Pot Mountain Roadless area. The exploration of aquatic ecology concepts will take participants into the water to conduct stream habitat surveys, learn about stream flow principles and identify aquatic insects. All participants will spend the evening at the Washington Creek Campground on the beautiful North Fork of the Clearwater River. Currently all slots have been filled for this weekend field trip, but a wait list has been created. Please contact Will Boyd at (208) 882-9755 if you are interested in going!

All participants will receive a field guide to Pot Mountain written by Fred Rabe and published locally. Information gathered during these workshops contribute to the production of the Clearwater Country roadless area booklet series Dr. Rabe has been working on the last few years.

The second bio-monitoring workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday August 29th-30th in the Clearwater National Forest Weitas Creek Roadless area. Spaces for this trip are starting to fill, so please don’t wait. Contact Will Boyd at (208) 882-9755.

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