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Sep 04

Stream Team Training - October 20

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 11:09 AM by Allan Warren

Stream monitorLooking for an opportunity to engage in your local watershed? Want to participate in citizen science? Or simply want to spend time outdoors? Stream Team might be for you! Volunteer stream monitors play a key role in stream stewardship by raising awareness of pollution problems and providing water quality data the community can use to protect local streams Our next stream monitor training is being held on Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Learn how to collect and record water quality data on streams.  
  • Help Pierce Conservation District monitor one of many streams throughout Pierce County.
  • Watch our streams for changes that threaten natural stream function. 
  • Make a difference in your environment and community.
Reach out to Belinda Paterno to sign up for the training: belindap@piercecd.org/(253) 845-9770 x 109

Fall Stream Monitoring Schedule
  • Quarterly monitors: Schedule monitoring session between September 21, 2018 and December 14, 2018. 
  • Bimonthly monitors: Monitor stream site September and November. 
  • Remember that either August, September, or October is the time to complete a habitat assessment for your stream site. If you would like a refresher on filling out the habitat form, please contact Belinda to schedule a time to review the form at your site. 
  • Volunteers are also encouraged to run replicate tests once or twice a year. The replicate testing includes the dissolved oxygen, pH, and nitrate tests. We can provide extra sample bottles if you are planning on doing replicates.