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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stream bugs on the silver screen at City Hall

The caddisfly is one of many critters that live in streams.Families can get up close and personal with the bugs that live in Bellevue's waterways at the Stream Team's "Bug Out With Your Family" event Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Everyone will get a hands-on opportunity to investigate the underwater world of spineless stream dwellers by searching through live samples. Critters will be magnified onto a big screen using a video microscope. Participants will learn how bugs move, breath and grow, and how important they are to all of us.

If you never look at streams the same way again, the Stream Team will be fulfilling its mission to increase community involvement and awareness, and initiate changes that will protect the quality of our water systems and fish and wildlife habitat. Volunteers guided by staff in the Utilities Department participate in the Stream Team.

Along with monitoring Bellevue's streams for salmon and peamouth minnows, the Stream Team and staff annually collect macroinvertebrate (stream bug) samples to measure the biological health of the streams.

Register for "Bug Out With Your Family" today at 425-452-5200 or streamteam@bellevuewa.gov. At least one parent must participate for every two children. 

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Stream Team
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-5200
E-mail: streamteam@bellevuewa.gov

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