Wade the Cache La Poudre River with the experts

Get your feet wet Saturday, July 30, 1-5 p.m., at Lee Martinez Park and discover what lives beneath the surface of the Cache La Poudre River. At this event you can wade into the water with dip nets and local biologists will be on hand to help identify your finds — which might include fishes, insects, larvae and algae.

Boris Kondratieff, a local entomologist at CSU, Marcee Camenson, Fort Collins WaterSHED Program, and Fort Collins Master Naturalist volunteers will lead the event. They’ll show participants how to use a simple field microscope, different types of nets, and other tools of the trade.

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The event is free, no registration necessary. Note that high water may cause cancelation of this event — check www.fcgov.com/naturalareas for updates.

Follow the signs from LeeMartinezPark, lower parking lot by the tennis courts. Wade the River will be at a beach along the Poudre River Trail, about a 10-minute walk from the parking lot. Bring your own towels, wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet, and sun and mosquito protection. All equipment provided. No registration required.