Dakota County Environmental Resources

WHEP Training (2024 Current WHEP Volunteers Only) - 6.08: WHEP Training: Macroinvertebrate ID

WHEP Macro ID Training



Thank you for registering for the Dakota County Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP). The project was started in 1997 and has been expanding ever since. It is only possible by the continued involvement from interested people like you.


At the WHEP Macroinvertebrate ID Training, you will work with your team and learn about the macro-invertebrates found in local wetlands and how to identify them using a MN Pollution Control Agency-authored guidebook. This training will consist of a classroom presentation and hands on lab work. A light breakfast will be served.


The trainings are not mandatory but are recommended. If you can’t come to the training, take a look at past videos and presentations on the WHEP website.


WHEP Macro-invertebrate ID Training   

Date: Saturday, June 8

Check-in: 8:00 a.m.

Time: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Location: Heritage Hall Room 203, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights 

(Driving Directions and Campus Map


*Park in the South Parking Lot for most direct walk to Heritage Hall. 


I am looking forward to working with all of you to monitor wetlands this summer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Paula Liepold

Environmental Specialist

P    952-891-7117 (direct)

W   www.dakotacounty.us

A    14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124

C    651-829-1218

Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, June 08, 2024 8:30 AM 12:00 PM