Educator volunteers at Elmira Riverfest
By Richard Hurley
For the past several years, I have volunteered for the Elmira Riverfest. This year’s Riverfest is scheduled for June 4. Please consider joining me for the Aquatic Program at Riverfest.
Habitat protection is important in the Finger Lakes of New York. Education will influence how people impact their environment. The Chemung River is a valuable natural resource. You are welcome to join our aquatic education program or just visit and see what others are doing. The aquatic program will focus on doing chemical water testing, collecting river invertebrates, which will be used to determine the river’s biotic index. A report will be sent to NYSDEC offices, the Chemung Soil & Water District, and the Near Westside Neighborhood. Students needing lab credit may get approval by their teacher. The event will take place at the Grove Street Boat launch in Elmira on June. 12.
If you need more information about the aquatic program, call 607-368-6292.
(Richard Hurley is an educator/environmentalist and a member of the Bradford Teachers Association.)