Students in Rod Shroufe’s science classes at Clackamas High School visited Rock Creek for the first time this past Friday. Students were able to acquaint themselves with the site as they moved through native planting, invasive removal and macroinvertebrate stations.
SOLV uses a method of macroinvertebrate testing called Pollution Tolerance Index and this allows students to determine how clean a waterway is by the aquatic bugs and organisms they find. Students came across a variety of organisms including scuds, golden stoneflies, caddisflies, small minnow mayflies, flathead mayflies and crawfish. Students also found juvenile steelhead trout, coho salmon and sculpin. A successful start for Clackamas!