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River Watch DC: Volunteer Monitor Training 2

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Woodend Sanctuary

8940 Jones Mill Road

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Are you interested in taking part in cleaning D.C. waterways? Do you love hands-on activities and seeing results of your work? Are you free Wednesday or Thursday mornings/mid day in the summer to take water samples? This may be perfect for you!

When will this start?

Monitoring starts the first week of May 2019 and ends in September 2019. Monitoring will typically occur 7AM to 1PM on Wednesdays or Thursdays

Who can volunteer?

Anyone 18+ years old or kids with parents can help us monitor!

What kind of training do I need?

None! Trainings will be provided by the project team at select locations around DC (dates included). Volunteers must attend one training session to be certified to monitor.


Additional Project Information:

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 Wednesday and/or 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. There will be three training days, the first is April 3rd from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Earth Conservation Corps and the second April 10th from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM at the Audobon Woodend Sanctuary. Please respond to this event with name and email to confirm attendance to the training.

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