This video is from episode of WVDEP’s Environmental Update Television Show, which focused on the importance of benthic macroinvertebrates. In the video you will see Tim Craddock, WV Save Our Streams Program Coordinator, working with a small group of young scientist along Davis Creek and John Wirts, Supervisor with WVDEP’s Watershed Branch. The volunteers demonstrate collection techniques using a rectangular style kick-net and show methods for removing the organisms from the net so that they can be examined. Several kinds are identified using Virginia Save Our Streams’ picture key. John discusses how the Watershed Assessment Branch uses macroinvertebrates as their primary bioassessment tool.