Environmental Corps to conduct Oil Creek study

From staff reports

The Venango PA Senior Environmental Corps will conduct a macro-invertebrate study of Oil Creek at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The study is open to the public. Anyone interested in stream water quality may attend.

The study area will be across from Agway in Oil City. No prior knowledge of macro-invertebrates is required.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the habitat, feeding methods, and life cycles of many of the organisms found in the study. Educational materials will be provided.

VPaSEC is an unincorporated association affiliated with the Senior Volunteer Program of Venango County and the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring program of Dickinson College.

VPaSEC’s work in Venango County includes monitoring water quality; locating, documenting, and reporting abandoned wells on public land; and promoting environmental stewardship through projects, outreach and education.

For additional information, call (814) 676-6435.