We will have to reschedule our March 22 work day. Preliminary site preparation of the fenced garden area we are going to work on has been delayed due to the winter weather to date; also, the Lower Merion Conservancy has an event scheduled for the same date and as you know parking is limited. We will let everyone know our new date as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, we are asking everyone to please avoid running your dogs off leash at the park between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on March 22. During these hours, the StreamWatchers will be working on an invertebrate census in the stream at our park, and loose dogs may hamper their efforts. Thank you in advance for your courtesy!

Also, FYI the Lower Merion Conservancy cordially invites all Friends of WMC to participate in the StreamWatch census on March 22–here is the information:

20th Annual StreamWatch Census, March 22, 2014 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm,bWest Mill Creek Park

Discover the invertebrate life of Mill Creek while becoming a citizen scientist in our most important ongoing study. Each year, volunteers help us understand the creek’s health by collecting samples of its aquatic life—crayfish and crane flies, mosquitoes and midges, water pennies and worms, all of which are indicators of the water’s quality. This census provides us with the critical scientific data we use in the Mill Creek Report. Meet in the parking lot of West Mill Creek Park. Dress warmly and pack a simple lunch.

For further information, here’s the link to the website: