Spring River Herring Study Seeks Citizen Scientists!

RiverHerring2013The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) will be conducting a river herring spawning study this spring in the Marshyhope Creek. The SERC is currently seeking citizen scientists to help collect alewife and blueback herring eggs at specific sampling sites on the Marshyhope from March through mid-May. Volunteers can sample as often as once a week; typical sampling takes 2-3 hours to complete. Training and equipment will be provided.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Beth Wasden at bethwasden@nanticokeriver.org or at 443.944.1175.