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Staff member holds a rock during bioassessment

Field Updates April 2021: Bioassessment Highlights and Volunteer Support

Monitoring staff conducts bioassessment site scouting in the Morro Bay watershed

Field Updates March 2021: Volunteer Monitoring Program Updates and Bioassessment Site Scouting

Two volunteers wear waders and dark red plaid shirts. The one on the left holds an algae-covered rock that is about 12 inches long. The volunteer on the right uses a red ruler to measure the width of the rock. The data that they collect will be used to calculate the overall bioassessment survey results for the year.

Bioassessment Survey Results 2019: Tracking the Health of Local Creeks

Two members from the Watershed Stewards Program lay out eelgrass blades on a white board for counting and photographing.

Field updates April & May 2019: Monitoring Eelgrass and Creek Health

We observed this juvenile steelhead trout during a fish survey on Chorro Creek.

FIELD UPDATES SEPTEMBER 2018: Fish Surveys, Fish Habitat, and Sharing What We’ve Learned

Pennington Creek waterfall closeup

2017 Accomplishments: Collaborating for a Healthy Pennington Creek

Director’s Desk Year-End Reflections 2017: Collaborating for Morro Bay

Mike Lindley, Monitoring Volunteer of the Year, doing one of the thin

2017 Estuary Program Volunteers of the Year

The Tricorythodes pictured here was collected from our local creeks. This small mayfly is popular with fish, but they swarm upon hatching, making conditions difficult for fly fishing.

What Are Our Bugs Telling Us? Our Data is Here!