Water Quality Monitoring

Nitrate test10
Measuring nitrates at a local stream

Pierce Conservation District combines the knowledge and commitment of interested citizens with the technical expertise and resources of staff by providing opportunities for local communities and residents to learn more about the health of our streams and lakes.  

Getting involved through these programs is an easy way to learn about protecting the health of our waters. Visit the pages below for more information on how to become involved. 

1. BECOME A STREAM MONITOR

Find out what it takes to be a stream monitor and what the requirements are. Stream health is critical to our way of life here in the Pacific Northwest. By having citizen monitors gathering data on our streams we provide a good first line of defense in identifying problem areas. 

2. LAKE MONITORING

Volunteer lake monitors are important stewards of local lakes. Through monitoring they track current conditions, identify emerging problems, and provide outreach to other interested citizens. 


Isabel Ragland 

Senior Water Quality Program Manager 

isabelr@piercecd.org 

Phone: 253.845.9770 ext. 103 

Belinda Paterno  

Water Quality Coordinator   

belindap@piercecd.org  

Phone: 253.845.9770 ext. 117