Turtle Creek Invasive Species Monitoring: Wading Day

Turtle Creek Invasive Species Monitoring: Wading Day

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Saturday, June 17, 10 AM – 12 PM
Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St, South Beloit, IL 61080

Wade Turtle Creek with us in search of invasive species! In summer 2022, invasive New Zealand mudsnails were found for the first time on Turtle Creek in Walworth County. In response, Rock River Coalition, in partnership with Nature at the Confluence and Friends of Turtle Creek, will be leading a
search for the snails and other invasive species on Turtle Creek. Collecting data about where the snails are located will help focus efforts aimed at preventing them from spreading further.

On Saturday, June 17th at Nature at the Confluence (South Beloit, IL), we will wade in and walk along Turtle Creek to search for New Zealand mudsnails and practice our invasive species monitoring skills. All are welcome. No experience or equipment is required, and those who cannot enter the water are
welcome to participate from shore. Parent/guardian supervision is required for youth under the age of 16. Rain date is Saturday, June 24, 10 AM – 12 PM.

Paddlers who attend this event are welcome to join us for our invasive species monitoring paddle on Turtle Creek on Saturday, July 15.

Click here to register, or email for more information.

Photo Credit: New Zealand mudsnail – Paul Skawinski

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