The Naticoke Wade-In event will be held to promote health and water quality issues from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 28 at the Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel.

The Naticoke Wade-In event will be held to promote health and water quality issues from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 28 at the Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel.

The event will be hosted by the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship.

The NWA will release its 2015 Nanticoke River Report Card and announce a multi year partnership with the Perdue Foundation that will benefit the river’s future.

Attendees can help evaluate the river’s water quality by using the sneaker index, determining what water depth a wader can reach while seeing their feet on the river bottom. The sneaker index is an indicator of water clarity, which enables sunlight to reach the bottom. This process is is used for supporting high-dissolved oxygen levels, bottom-dwelling species and submerged aquatic vegetation.

Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Water Monitoring Program will be discussed.

Lunch and kayaking will be offered.  

To register, visit 2016nanticokewadein.eventbrite.com.