NANFA-L-- Michigan chapter

Bob Muller (
Sat, 6 May 2006 21:30:28 -0400

The Michigan Chapter was part of the Clinton River watershed Councils
volunteer kickoff for this season work on river restoration. We were a
break out session, doing stream sampling. This was on Paint Creek, a
cold-water tributary of the Clinton River running though the northern
suburbs of Detroit. Lots of sculpins and blacknose dace along with
fatheads, an unidentified sucker and one northern redbelly dace and one
rainbow darter. The dace was bright lemon yellow and very exciting, as we
never caught redbellys there before. We set up a 10-gallon aquarium on a
sidewalk 10 feet from the Paint Creek. This was right out side of the local
public library and along with the attendees we short stopped many children
with their parents going to get books. A lot of "regular" people got a
short program on minnows, darters, sculpins, suckers and sunfish. Although
the biggest hit with the kids was a big crawfish.

Bob Muller
Red Run the ghost River of Royal Oak
A Tributary of the Clinton River
Great Lakes Drainage
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