Citizen Science: Volunteer Water Quality Monitor in DC Training

Date: July 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Anacostia Riverkeeper, funded by DOEE and working with multiple partner organizations (Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Audobon Naturalist Society, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, Rock Creek Conservancy), will be conducting District-wide weekly water sampling to inform the public about up-to-date water quality health as well as help inform long-term policy decisions about D.C. waterways.

We will be collecting water quality samples from 22 sites in D.C. on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, as well as Rock Creek. Each site will be sampled for bacteria, pH, and turbidity and then analyzed in the Anacostia Riverkeeper lab. Do not worry if these terms are unfamiliar: all will be taught in the training! We need your help to sample these sites weekly throughout the summer! Sampling is done mostly Wednesday and some Thursday mornings. All data goes online 24-hours later after the samples are analyzed.

All interested volunteers are required to attend one training session that is from 2-3 hours. This is the last training session for the 2019 season, as monitoring ends the week of September 9th. This training will be on Tuesday, July 16th from 10 AM- 1 PM at the Earth Conservation Corps in Navy Yard. The Earth Conservation Corps is easily accessible by Metro (Green line- Navy Yard station) and there are many hourly parking lots in the area. Please respond to this event with name and email to confirm attendance to the training.

Please contact monitor@anacostiariverkeeper.org with any questions

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