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Water Quality Monitor Training
September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
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.
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