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Aug 28

MACROINVERTEBRATE MONITORING & STREAM TEAM

Posted on August 28, 2023 at 11:46 AM by Gracie DeMeo

The Stream Team program is closed and no longer accepting volunteers.

Macro - Hacketts Pictured here are Dave and Cindy Hackett sampling for macroinvertebrates in Huge Creek


 Macroinvertebrate Monitoring


We will be partnering again with Pierce County Surface Water Management to sample creeks for macroinvertebrates. A simple sampling of aquatic macroinvertebrates can tell us a lot about stream health. This is a great opportunity to participate in field research and get outside during the summer!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Belinda at belindap@piercecd.org. COVID protocols will be followed.


Stream Team


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 public in community science monitoring
  • Increase available water quality data
  • Identify areas of concern


If you would like to be put on a waiting listing for a training, please contact Belinda at belindap@piercecd.org