Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is hosting two freshwater mussel workshops next month, one in PA at Green Valleys Association, and the other in DE at the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center. As a crucial part of their Freshwater Mussel Recovery Program, surveying local streams for the presence or absence of these elusive bivalves will help scientists determine which streams are in need of and suited for mussel restoration. With so many stream miles to cover, they have a need for trained "citizen scientists" to help survey local creeks and upload their findings (or lack thereof) to the online data portal. As if all this isn't enough fun, there is always the potential thrill of finding a species of mussel thought to be long gone from our creeks - an ecological treasure hunt!
The White Clay Creek has and continues to be surveyed for the presence of freshwater mussels. Attend one of these workshops and learn how to help us in our efforts to learn more about these species and promote their recovery!
**please note the original location at Delaware Nature Society has been changed to the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center!