York RiverTrends & Save our Streams Water Quality Monitoring Training
April 26, 2014
9am to 5pm
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Are you interested in learning more about your local stream? We need volunteers to collect important data on streams in the York River watershed tidal area. We will provide training and supplies, all you have to do is commit to attending the training and monitoring a site once a month.
You’ll be analyzing water to collect data on core parameters such as dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, water clarity, and bacteria. You’ll also learn how to identify and count benthic macroinvertebrates. All of these tests will be performed in the field using kits and equipment.
Registration is required. This training is hosted jointly by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Izaak Walton League, and the York and Small Coastal Basins Roundtable. Funding for the training and supplies is provided by the York River and Small Coastal Basins Roundtable and the VA Department of Environmental Quality. Please bring a bag lunch. Some snacks will be provided.