How’s the water? Let’s ask the fish and bugs! Did you know the fish and aquatic insects that live within Ohio’s rivers and streams can tell a story about water quality? Join water quality expert Kelly Capuzzi to learn about the species of fish and macroinvertebrates that live in the Hocking River region.
We will wade the cool summer waters of the Hocking River searching for the various species that make their home in this stream. This is a hands-on event that is appropriate for the whole family. As part of our exploration Kelly will discuss the importance of healthy riparian corridor habitat and issues that impact water quality and aquatic species.
Experience the conserved riparian corridor and enjoy a couple of hours along one of our natural streams at AOA’s beautiful Conservation Demonstration Site in the Hocking Hills. This property is AOA’s flagship visitation preserve located in the greater Hocking Hills region. It includes a wide variety of habitats and features including wetlands, riparian corridors, ponds, springs, prairies, bottomland forests, upland forests, sandstone bluffs and ridges.
This event will be cancelled only in the event of lightning / thunderstorms or high water. Check Facebook if you have any questions regarding cancellation of the event. Come prepared and dress appropriately for the warm summer weather and stream wading. Water shoes or boots are recommended. A towel may be desired. Bug repellant is advisable. Please bring your own drinks and/or snacks. Feel free to pack a lunch and picnic afterwards in the shady forests on the Demonstration Site. AOA events are free and open to the public.
Time: Meet at 10:00 a.m. We expect the river walk to last for approximately 2 hours.
Place: AOA’s Demonstration Site is located next to Highway 33 along County Road 10 in Rockbridge – see Google map link below. Park in the gravel parking area at the kiosk or alongside the roadway.