Happy Friday! 

I am a coordinator for the DC Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program. Become a Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer and gain hands-on experience collecting data and water samples throughout the District! The goal of the program is to provide up-to-date, weekly water quality data to residents and visitors weekly.

A certified water quality monitoring volunteer helps collect water quality samples from 24 sites weekly from May – September. Sampling is done Wednesday, with Thursday mornings as a backup for inclement weather. Each site is sampled for bacteria, water temperature, air temperature, pH, and turbidity. Do not worry if these terms are unfamiliar; all will be taught in the training. 

After attending a training session, attending an in person demo, and passing a certification test, volunteers  can help collect water quality samples.

Wednesday, April 3rd at 12pm- 1pm 
Virtual with in-person demonstration
If you want to learn more, please check out the water monitoring site page, which will have further information where we monitor.  https://www.allianceforthebay.org/project/dc-volunteer-water-quality-monitoring/.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me on my work email msterett@allianceforthebay.org.

Have a great weekend!

Maya Sterett