Benthic monitoring program expands

On Saturday September 18th, four teams of four Trent University students, plus an instructor/professor (42 people in total) were boat shuttled to four different locations on each of our three lakes. Their task was to take benthic invertebrate samples – in other words, check out the insects living in our lakes. 

HHLPOA supports this project so that we have baseline data established. Then as changes occur over time, researchers will be able to ascertain the general health of our lakes.

Halls Lake has been sampled in order to create such a baseline. This year we are adding Big and Little Hawk Lakes to the project. Stay tuned for results later in the spring.  Prior reports are available on our website.