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POSTPONED – River Monitoring Orientation
March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
UPDATE: In response to COVID-19 and an attempt to keep risk low and reduce the risk of spreading the virus, we are postponing River Monitoring Orientation and Field Training. We will send additional details in the coming weeks as community conditions improve and we have a new date. Please feel free to reach out if you have additional questions and concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
River Monitors are volunteers from the community who have become trained in water quality sampling and participate in monthly sampling occasions. Volunteers visit their adopted sites monthly to test water quality conditions and record their observations. In addition to routinely measuring many water quality parameters (water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, and conductivity), volunteers monitor for the presence of sensitive and invasive species, and occasionally test for bacteria, nutrients, and toxic metals. The program is based on the scientifically-credible Quality Assurance Program Plan approved by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. These incredible volunteers range from high school students to senior citizens, dedicating nine months of their time and energy to the river.
If you are interested, please join this River Monitoring Orientation on March 25th to learn more about the program.
The second half of the program is the River Monitoring Field Training, which takes place on April 4th at Bridgeport.