2021 Dane County Stream Monitor Training

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Rock River Coalition (RRC) is recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams in Dane County and throughout the Rock River basin. Volunteer stream monitors devote a few hours each month (from April to October) to collect information vital to understanding stream health. Stream monitors provide valuable information to assist in identifying healthy stream segments and flagging segments that potentially have water quality concerns. This information will help target local efforts where they are most needed.

RRC is hosting a training on Saturday, May 1 and Saturday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Waunakee Community Center Gazebo, 301 South Division St., Waunakee, WI 53597. Register today for this free volunteer training opportunity. The training will be a combination of in classroom and hands-on, feet-in-the-water, look at streams and methods used to assess what affects them. Participants will learn to measure stream flow, temperature, water clarity and dissolved oxygen. They will also learn how to assess stream health by examining aquatic insects. All equipment is provided for the training– just bring a pencil and writing pad, lunch, water, towel, and hip boots or waders (or wear shoes that can be worn in the water).

The training workshop is free, but pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Due to COVID restrictions the training will be limited to ten participants per date this year.

To register for May 1, 2021, click here! 

Please read our COVID guidelines: 2021 Stream Monitoring COVID Guidelines

For questions or learn more about these trainings, please contact Addie Schlussel (, 215-262-3366).

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