April 18, 2021
Young salamanders, an exciting find, but not a benthic macroinvertebrate, one of the organisms that indicates stream health for this project.
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82 percent of Fairfax County’s streams were in very poor, poor or fair condition biologically in 2020.
Five volunteers spent Friday morning jabbing a long-handled mesh net into a stream bottom, scraping the streambanks, scooping up submerged woody debris and rubbing smooth round rocks in the stream’s riffles.