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Stream Habitat Assessment Workshop

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

About this event

Participants 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 or shorts 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. We will walk roughly 1.5 miles on a combination of paved, dirt and gravel paths, and on various types of in-stream substrate. Expect to scurry up and down stream banks in several locations. We will break for a 30-minute picnic lunch for which participants should bring a packed lunch and drink. We will be exposed to the weather and natural elements. You may wish to bring a snack, sunscreen, and other comfort needs.

Kemp Park
4331 Burnt Hickory Rd NW
Marietta, GA 30064

Exact meeting location will be given after registration:

Event Contact Info

Cobb County Water Steward
Tel:  (770) 528-1482

33.9727512107, -84.67783605