The MRBA has several on-going projects. Click the links below to learn more about these long term projects. Also check out our events page to learn how you can join our efforts!
- Bugworks – Bugworks is a hands-on program that enables participants to explore the aquatic ecosystems around them. Students in grades 5 and 6 are targeted, and topics covered include the definition of a watershed, aquatic food chains, ecosystem health, and introduces the idea of stewardship. Programs can be specifically designed to fit class time-constraints and interests. Bugworks meets Next Generation Science Standards.Each year, the MRBA offers Bugworks sessions to schools and organizations throughout the watershed, to engage and train responsible watershed stewards from an early age. If you are interested in learning more about the Bugworks program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tree Planting – The MRBA has been planting riparian buffers throughout the Missisquoi River Basin since 1997, and we have now planted over 24,000 trees and shrubs along streams and rivers in our watershed!We will be doing several spring 2016 plantings to continue riparian buffer establishment at areas throughout the watershed and we are scouting for new sites. If you are interested in participating in a planting day let us know and we look forward to seeing you out in the field.
- Water Sampling – We have over ten years of water quality data for the Missiquoi watershed – an extremely valuable dataset! We continue to monitor water quality at established locations throughout our watershed, collecting samples throughout the summer and sending them for laboratory testing so that we can know what is happening in our area, and what chances for improvement we can find.