What's in Your Stream? Join our Monitoring Program to Find Out!

Want to find out what's in your stream? Join our Citizen Science Monitoring program and be the first line of defense for a river near you!

Volunteers only need to complete one two-hour training workshop and then receive all the necessary materials and instructions to independently monitor on their own schedule - weekends, evenings, whenever works for you!. We simply ask that volunteers choose one of our sampling sites near them to test once a month after training. No background in science, sampling, or water chemistry necessary!

It's a great activity for students, families, or retirees, and you can learn more about the water quality in YOUR stream! Sampling usually takes no more than 2 hours per site and we aim to test each site once a month. Our citizen scientists are the first line of defense for their local streams, alerting us to any problems and collecting data for restoration projects. Join us and be the eyes on your local creek!

Our Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Program tests year-round to protect our streams, with modified protocols to sample in cold or wet weather. Monitoring takes place in the Rocky River, Euclid Creek, and Cahoon-Porter Watersheds.

Not sure which watershed you live in? Check out this Watershed Locator.

Currently we are taking names on a waitlist for upcoming training sessions. Email Meg Hennessey at mhennessey@cuyahogaswcd.org to join the list for trainings in September.

Blog Author: Meg Hennessey, Watershed Coordinator

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