OFAH Stream Stewards Training

The month of March was an exciting time for the Harper Park Stewardship Initiative (HPSI) as we were joined by new members AND attended the Community Stream Stewardship Program (CSSP) workshop held in Holland Landing, hosted by OFAH (Ontario Federation of Angler and Hunters). Stream stewards from all over Ontario attended this workshop.  During this two day event discussion topics ranged from permitting to stream restoration techniques, with a large majority of the second day spent outdoors; this was a favourite portion of the course because despite the slightly colder weather, we all love to be outdoors!

Meagan is demonstrating the correct technique in this picture.

During the outdoor activities we were split up into two groups. The first group learned about stream morphology and how to properly measure the width and depth of a specified channel. Meanwhile, the second group had some fun kicking around the stream bottom as we learned the kick and sweep method used for collecting

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