Dodd Creek StreamTeam WQM

February 08, 2018

Dodd Creek Stream Team Quartery Event - You're Invited!

Friends of the Rivers members and others are all welcome to join in on this project.  The quarterly water quality monitoring of Dodd Creek is supported by the ASUMH Stream Team, The Hellbenders, Dr. Eddie Dry, faculty  and the MHHS Stream Team under the guidance of Instructor, Tom Ethridge.

Friends members and Master Naturalists assist in mentoring the students learning the chemistry involved, as well as beginning to understand the charachteristic of stream bank management and the effect of erosion, silt and other components on the macroinvertebrate life in the creek.

Mike Jirka and Dr. Dry have developed a format for recording baseline data including water chemistry, macro invertebrate, insect and minnow inventories and also pictures of stream bank conditions.

This is a wonderful educational opportunity for all and highlights the role of the urban creek in the network of streams that in this case lead to the White River - Friends of the Rivers focus.

We will meet at Dodd Creek at 10:00 AM. - Set up at 9:30 a.m.

Pizza delivered at 11:30! ..bring chairs, and if you want to get in the water - bring waders or hip boots.  The weather is going to be great.

Call (870) 430-5777 if you have questions.  

*To learn more about the importance of our creeks and streams see Friends Winter 2018 newsletter at