Stream Habitat Assessment Workshop

Wednesday, 1/25/2023 - Wednesday, 1/25/2023
02:00pm - 04:30pm

The Stream Habitat Assessment Workshop provides hands-on experiences for how to conduct a stream habitat survey.

About this event

Participants (ages 16 +) will learn to give scores to certain stream characteristics, such as bank stability and vegetative buffer, to evaluate a stream's health and how readily it could support aquatic organisms. We will walk in the stream to look at nine different standards of habitat quality and take a short hike with wet feet to a second location on the same stream to compare higher and lower quality habitat assemblages.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes that are suitable for walking in shallow streams with uneven terrain. Light-weight quick-dry pants and old tennis shoes or hiking boots that you don’t mind getting soaked and muddy are recommended. Rain boot type shoes or waders are not recommended for this workshop. The workshop takes place away from our vehicles in areas with no access to restrooms or water fountains. Expect to scurry up and down stream banks in several locations. We will be exposed to the weather and natural elements. You may wish to bring a snack, sunscreen, and other comfort needs.

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Parking lot at the corner of S. Cobb Dr and Pearl St. 
680 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30008

Water System
Event Type
Class or Workshop
Contact Info

Cobb County Watershed Stewardship

Location Details
680 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30008