November 2020 Club Meeting: Coldwater Resources in Frederick County (Zoom)

By Larry Forte
Michael Kashiwagi with a hellbender salamander
Michael Kashiwagi with a hellbender salamander

Join us at our November virtual meeting as we welcome Michael Kashiwagi, Western II Regional Fisheries Manager with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. He will discuss coldwater resources in Frederick County. Water temperature is a key factor in the distribution of animals in the environment. The Maryland DNR Freshwater Fisheries Service has been working to compile information on coldwater aquatic organisms across the state.

Frederick County contains a diverse mix of coldwater resources. The Catoctin Mountains support several high quality wild trout fisheries. Fishing Creek and Big Hunting Creek have some of the strongest populations in central Maryland. Other small streams contain aquatic insects that are only found in the coldest water conditions. Michael will provide an overview of coldwater community monitoring and efforts to protect and restore these unique ecosystems.

Join us on Zoom at 7 PM on November 10th — We’ll email you the link. We hope you can join us for our next club meeting!