Any concerned individuals, families, community organizations, businesses, youth groups, and school groups can volunteer.
You will help monitor the health of a stream by surveying, learning about, and caring for that stream. You will measure:
- Visual Survey: Watch for signs of visible pollution including litter, water discoloration, discharging pipe
- Water Chemistry: Measure chemical parameters including temperature, pH, nitrate, oxygen
- Macroinvertebrates: Survey the aquatic insects, worms, and crustaceans that indicate the health of the water.
Volunteers choose Level 1 or Level 2 survey options. Level 1 Stream Adoption is suitable for those with limited time or working with elementary-aged children and requires only a few materials. Adults, or those working with older students, may prefer the more detailed Level 2 option.
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More ways to help: Make your yard wildlife friendly | Support our Clean Water Campaign | Become a Stream Watch Intern | Donate