Volunteers wanted on South Lake Leelanau

The LLLA needs volunteers to assist with research to determine how swimmer’s itch is transmitted between snails and birds on South Lake Leelanau.  The research program this year will involve both old-fashioned bird and snail surveys and highly innovative use of “environmental DNA” techniques.  We need:

  1. One or more volunteers to collect water samples from 5 locations on SLL weekly beginning in Mid-May and ending in late October.  Samplers could use either boat or car to travel between sites, but must commit to take samples each week on the same day and time.
  2. One or more volunteers to conduct bird surveys of waterfowl 6-8 times between May and November.  The volunteer would circumnavigate the lake by boat recording waterfowl numbers and species.  Training and log sheets would be provided.  

If you are interested please contact lake biologist Brian Price at [email protected] or 231-409-9080.

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