We were able to completely scrub, tag, and record two of the four tanks by the time I had to leave around two. The plan was to tag the other two tanks on Thursday, September 6th. Then, the mussels are to be set in their new homes in the Salt Fork and Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. More information can be found about this wonderful project in a recent News Gazette article.
No great knowledge was required to help in this stage of the project. There was an abundance of very knowledgeable biologists and students to help with any questions or problems. They were also very willing to share their expertise with the volunteers. It was great to be a part of this project. Thanks for allowing local volunteers of all skill levels to help.