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2021 Rock County Stream Monitor Training


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Rock County Land Conservation Department (RCLCD) and the Rock River Coalition (RRC) are recruiting volunteers to assess the health of streams in Rock County and throughout the Rock River basin. Volunteer stream monitors devote a few hours each month (from May 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.

RCLCD and the RRC are hosting a training on Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Carver-Roehl County Park, Darien, WI. 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 this year.

To register, click here!

Please read our COVID guidelines here: 2021 Stream Monitoring COVID Guidelines

For questions or learn more about these trainings, please contact Addie Schlussel (addie@rockrivercoalition.org, 215-262-3366) or Anne Miller (anne.miller@co.rock.wi.us).

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