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MMNA Quarterly Meeting

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

MMNA Quarterly Meeting – Saturday May 4, 10am at Saluda Shoals Park in the Environmental Center.  NOTE:  You do not have to pay the normal admission fee to the park.  Just tell them you are joining the Midlands Master Naturalist meeting in the Center.

5605 Bush River Rd. Columbia 29212 (off St Andrew Rd)   https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0527139,-81.1806801,15.75z

Coffee will be provided. Feel free to bring snacks to share if you wish.

10:00 – 11:00   Business

11:00 – 12:00   Speaker:  Karen Jackson     (Counts as Advanced Training)

Karen Jackson is a Water Resources Agent with Clemson Extension focusing on storm water issues in the Midlands. Originally from Illinois, she received an undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in zoology. While in graduate school she studied the impacts to aquatic macroinvertebrates from patch-burn grazing and riparian disruption. Following the completion of her graduate degree, she worked with the California State Water Resources Control Board in the Division of Water Rights on water use issues related to agriculture. In her free time she enjoys doing anything outside with her dog, Behr.

Karen will present on aquatic macro-invertebrates and how they can be used to estimate stream health. She will also describe a variety of morphological adaptations of the macro-invertebrates and have some live critters to view.

Afterward, we’ll explore Saluda Shoals Park with whoever wants to stay.

Family and friends are welcome to attend all quarterly meetings.


May 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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