Watershed Academy - Boyne River Team (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

Watershed Academy – Boyne River Team (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

 

Hands on discovery (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

Hands on discovery (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council began a new program called Watershed Academy to involve high school students in their watershed.  As part of the program, the Friends of the Boyne River was invited to help a team of Boyne City students with water monitoring on the Boyne River on May 4, 2015.  Our Ed Strzelinski joined the team.

After gathering water quality data on the South Branch, students learned about the hydrology gauges FoBR installed along the Boyne River.  The students then submitted via text messaging the current water level value for gauge MI1025.

The Boyne City team has developed an informational brochure about the Boyne River which you can view by clicking here.  Also, to learn more about the Watershed Academy, visit www.watershedcouncil.org/watershed-academy.

Attention to detail (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

Attention to detail (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

Recording data (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

Recording data (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

Checking the water temperature (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).

Checking the water temperature (photo courtesy of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council).