Students from Lourdes University’s Restoration Ecology class came out last week to help TOPS staff conduct macro-invertebrate testing in the ditches at Sylvan Prairie Park. Macro-invertebrates are good indicators of stream healthiness and are used to gauge the living conditions in our waterways.

TOPS is tracking the state of the macro-invertebrates in the ditches at Sylvan Prairie to see if the restoration we’ve been doing there is having positive effects on the water quality on site.