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GRPM in search of citizen scientists to study how Grand River is used by anglers

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GRPM in search of citizen scientists for research
Posted at 11:21 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 11:21:33-04

Ever want to take part in a science project? The Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of the partners looking for citizen scientists to help study how the Grand River is used by anglers.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum, Encompass Socio-ecological Consulting LLC, John Ball Zoo and the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds are studying how the Grand River is used by anglers.

The research will help document the long-term changes that occur when the city of Grand Rapids begins the river rehabilitation that will add two miles of rapid habitat throughout downtown Grand Rapids, as proposed by Grand Rapids White Water.

The research uses a citizen science technique where professionals and the public work together to document the number of people fishing in the downtown reach, how they are fishing and the general locations.

Citizen Science Training for Angler Counts will take place on September 8 at 6 p.m. (by registration only) on the Museum’s South Lawn, nearest the Blue Bridge. To register for Citizen Science training please visit grpm.org/citizenscience or call (616)-929-1700.