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Sep 04

Stream Team

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:48 AM by Allan Warren

macro sampling
Stream Team had a great summer conducting macroinvertebrate sampling! Pictured here are Trish Willebrand and Cindy Hackett collecting macroinvertebrates in Rocky Creek on the Key Peninsula. 

STREAM TEAM is a volunteer water quality monitoring program operating in Pierce County since 1994. Monitors measure pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, turbidity, water temperature, flow and record habitat observations on prioritized sites.

Goals include: 
  • Watershed education 
  • Involve the community in citizen science monitoring 
  • Increase available water quality data 
  • Identify areas of concern 
2018 Stream Team Reports can be found here: https://piercecd.org/248/Stream-Monitoring If you are interested in joining Stream Team to make a difference in your local watershed, contact Belinda at belindap@piercecd.org.

October 19th, 2019 - 9:00am – 12:00pm

Looking 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! Stream Team 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.

Or contact Belinda to sign up for the training at belindap@piercecd.org