Volunteer Opportunities: Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research in Algonquin Provincial Park

Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research and the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) Consultation Office are extending an invitation to AOO community members to participate in a one-day Fisheries Monitoring Workshop in Algonquin Provincial Park. The workshop will highlight the history of Algonquin Park’s fisheries and the sampling protocols Harkness Lab uses to assess fish populations. It will also offer an opportunity to spend time on the water, set gillnets, and learn fish sampling techniques.

 The one-day workshop will take place at Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research on Lake Opeongo at km 46.3 off Highway 60.

  • Saturday, July 15th, 2023, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The workshop will be limited to 8, AOO community member participants, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Any individuals over the age of 16 are welcome to participate.

To register for the above-noted session, please contact Krystal Mitchell, AOO Fisheries & Wildlife Management Advisor at kmitchell@tanakiwin.com or 613-401-2678 by 12pm on June 30th, 2023.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop location and are asked to bring a water bottle, close-toed shoes they are comfortable getting wet, and outdoor clothing (rain gear, sweater, hat, sunglasses, etc.). All participants will be provided with lunch and are welcome to spend the night at Harkness Lab. Participants spending the night will also be provided with dinner and a quick breakfast the next morning.

Individuals who attend this workshop are encouraged to join Harkness Lab as volunteers throughout the summer to assist with fisheries sampling work in Algonquin Park.

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