DrainWatch: Take Back Your Waterways L.A.!
Water Quality Monitoring
LA Waterkeeper’s DrainWatch program gives volunteers the opportunity to survey and track the pollution that spills into our waterways, flows to our beaches, kills aquatic life, and threatens public health. DrainWatch has two projects within the program, Urban Trash Survey and Water Sampling, and is a unique way for concerned citizens, students, and adventuresome environmentalists to get involved. LA Waterkeeper provides all of the necessary training and tools- great for your resume, CV, or to build community connections!
The Water Sampling Project*volunteers get hands-on field and lab experience sampling and testing the water quality at local creeks and beaches. The data gathered contributes to the to enforcement of environmental regulations and policies that help to protect L.A.’s waterways into the future! Volunteers will also learn firsthand the impacts of urban runoff, and help to educate others.
The Urban Trash Survey Project* volunteers collect data using the Rapid Trash Assessment method, which informs city management, local policies (like the plastic bag ban), and enforces and strengthens the clean water regulations we need to reduce the amount of plastic and trash debris that ends up on our beaches and in our waters.
Trainings happen monthly!
*No experience necessary, must be 18yrs old or have signed parental permission to participate.
Contact Lara Meeker: firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 394-6162, ext. 101
On the day of the event PLEASE...
- wear closed toed study shoes, long pants and sunblock
- bring drinking water, hat and sunglasses
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When & Where
Phone: 310-394-6162 ext. 101