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Water Quality Monitor Training

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Applications Now Open

Become a Water Quality Monitor!

Monitoring water quality is one of the most important and meaningful ways to combat pipelines in Virginia.

Protect your national forests from pipelines and fracking by becoming a citizen science water quality monitor

Wild Virginia is hosting a one-day training on September 16 for volunteers to learn how to properly conduct water quality monitoring on streams in Virginia. Trout Unlimited will teach you how to conduct chemical monitoring on water samples, measure stream flow, test water temperatures and turbidity and conduct visual assessments.

We need monitoring help in Highland and Bath counties in the Upper Back Creek and Upper Jackson River as well as the Cowpasture River watershed. These are priority watersheds that could be negatively impacted by pipelines.

By becoming a water quality monitor, you can help combat pipelines and protect our forests and drinking water.

No prior experience necessary, but a serious commitment to ongoing monitoring once per month is expected.

Wild Virginia has teamed up with WV Rivers Coalition and Trout Unlimited to implement this Water Quality Monitoring Project. We work together to train and equip volunteers to monitor cold water streams in areas with the potential to experience impacts from shale gas development.

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51365/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=9679&okay=true

Organizer

Wild Virginia
Phone:
(434) 971-1553
Email:
info@wildvirginia.org
Website:
http://wildvirginia.org/

Venue

Mill Stone House
2193 Hankey Mountain Highway
Churchville, VA 24421 United States
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