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Wade the River with the Experts

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Everyone is invited to get their feet wet! Go wading with dip nets and discover what lives beneath the surface of the Cache La Poudre River. Enthusiastic and friendly biologists will be on hand to help identify your finds, Saturday, July 27, 1- 4 p.m, follow the signs from Lee Martinez Park, lower parking lot by the tennis courts.
Wade the River will be at a beach along the Poudre River Trail, about a 10-minute walk from the parking lot. Bring your own towels, wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet, and sun and mosquito protection. All equipment provided. This event is free and no registration is necessary but you can get a reminder and updates at

What will you find? Fishes, insects, larvae, algae, and more are expected. Boris Kondratieff, a local entomologist celebrity at CSU, and Marcee Camenson, Fort Collins Utility WaterSHED Program, along with Natural Areas Department Master Naturalist volunteers will show you how to use different types of nets, simple field microscopes, and other tools of the trade.

Bring your children and come learn from the best, but beware: you might catch the river bug and become an aquatic sleuth for life!