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RiverTrends New Monitor Training May 2019

New Monitor Training

This training is currently full. Please fill out the form to be added to the waitlist. Respondents will be notified should a spot become available.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold a RiverTrends training for new volunteers interested in becoming Certified Water Quality Monitors.

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's citizen water quality monitoring program, RiverTrends, is a regional network of over 80 trained volunteers who perform monthly water quality tests that help track the condition of waterways flowing toward the Chesapeake Bay. Some have worked with the Alliance for more than ten years, watching their rivers through the seasons and regularly submitting the valuable data they collect.

We need volunteers to collect important data on streams in Virginia. We will provide training, methods manual, and supplies for one year, all you have to do is commit to attending the training and monitor a site once a month. No experience necessary. Monitoring one site takes approximately 1.5 hours per month and is collected once every month. You’ll be analyzing water to collect data on core parameters such as dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, water clarity, and bacteria. All of these tests will be performed in the field using kits and equipment.

Data you collect with be submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality via the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative's Chesapeake Data Explorer. Data submitted to the Data Explorer are also periodically submitted to the Chesapeake Bay Program for use by the Chesapeake Scientific and Management community in their efforts to assess the health of Chesapeake Bay. The data you collect will provide valuable information and create a comprehensive understanding of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the health of the bay, and the success of restoration efforts.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12 PM
Location: Richmond, VA, details TBD