Save Our Streams Water Quality Monitoring Workshop
November 12, 2011
Izaak Walton League National Conservation Center
707 Conservation Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Do you wonder if it’s safe for your children or pets to play in Muddy Branch and other neighborhood streams? Fertilizer, car fluids, pet waste, sewage overflow, and many other pollutants wash into our streams every time it rains and can be dangerous in high levels.
You can check the water quality in your neighborhood – and get that information to people who can help clean up your waterways.
Please join us for a special water quality monitoring training led by staff from the Izaak Walton League – the nation’s experts in training citizens to test local waters. You will learn to collect underwater insects and crustaceans – indicators of water quality – with minimal environmental impact. You will also learn to test for basic chemical properties, such as the amount of dissolved oxygen available for fish, and how to share your results through our user-friendly Web site.
At the end of the training, we will help you identify sites that need monitoring on Muddy Branch. Extra training will be available for anyone who wants to engage children in learning about stream ecology with fun and simple hands-on activities. Please note, this training is geared mainly for adults.
Registration and Questions
Registration Fee: $30 (which includes lunch, snacks, and all books and workshop materials – over a $40 value). Registration closes November 10 at noon or when maximum capacity is reached.
Questions? Contact Leah Miller, Clean Water Program Director, at 301-548-0150 x 219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is made possible through a partnership of The Izaak Walton League of America, the Muddy Branch Alliance, and the City of Gaithersburg.
When & Where
Izaak Walton League of America
A non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.