Water Quality Monitoring Information
Note: We will be working at different sites on San Francisquito which are several miles apart. While we encourage carpooling, you are responsible for your own transportation, whether in your own car or that of another volunteer.
Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome; minors under 18 require a signed waiver and children under 12 require an accompanying adult.
What: Starting at the trailhead to The Dish on Alpine Road and Piers Lane, we will visit 5 sites on San Francisquito Creek to gather data on pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance and turbidity. You are responsible for arranging for your own transportation. We will work our way down from the upper watershed to the lower watershed and hope to finish up by 11:00 am or so. No experience is needed; we will train you. Come enjoy and learn about our beautiful creeks while you collect data to protect their health.
When: Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The event may run a little shorter or longer than the stated 2.0 hours. Please arrive on time as we will leave the Dish Trailhead when we finish monitoring there and carpool to the other sites on San Francisquito Creek.
Where: Meet at the dirt pullout at Alpine Road and Piers Lane/the trailhead to The Dish. We will be doing the water quality monitoring from the nearby bridges.
Please bring: A reusable water bottle. You will not be getting into the creek, but it is best to wear comfy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Minors under 18 must bring a waiver form signed by a parent.
Contact erin AT grassrootsecology DOT org for more information or to register groups larger than three.