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GET YOUR BRAIN WET! Join Friends of Lake Accotink Park and Friends of Accotink Creek for a rewarding and fun time for adults and children who enjoy helping our parks and environment by identifying and counting stream critters to document the health of the stream. It's fun for the whole family to learn what's in the water by seeing and counting stream critters. The critter count is ever-changing, but we have made some exciting finds, including small crayfish. Biological stream monitoring in the park, a joint project of FLAP and Friends of Accotink Creek, takes place the second Saturday of the months of March, June, September and December, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Volunteers assess ecological conditions in streams, based on the presence and abundance of bottom- dwelling invertebrates. Dress for the woods and the weather. All other equipment and educational instruction are provided. If you have it, wading gear is helpful, since we will be placing nets in the water. Entering the water is the most fun, but entirely optional. All Friends of Accotink Creek volunteer activities quality for Community Service hours! More info here: http://www.accotink.org/StreamMonitoring.htm NOTE: We will meet at the Visitor Center/Administrative Building, which is on the left as you head towards the Lake on Lake Accotink Park Road, 0.7 miles after the turn off Highland St. If you get to the dam, you've gone too far.