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Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring In Upper Anacostia Watershed

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Bladensburg Waterfront Park

4601 Annapolis Road

Bladensburg, MD 20710

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Join our water quality monitoring program!

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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

In light of COVID-19, we will be POSTPONING the April 15th and April 22nd Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring in Upper Anacostia Watershed trainings.

Please check back with us for further updates, or send an email to monitor@anacostiariverkeeper.org to get an alert for Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring in Upper Anacostia Watershed Training event.

Please email monitor@anacostiariverkeeper.org with any questions.

Anacostia Riverkeeper, funded by NFWF and working with multiple partner organizations (Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Corazon Latino, Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek and Friends of Sligo Creek), will be conducting bi-weekly water quality monitoring to inform the public about up-to-date water quality health as well as help inform long-term policy decisions about D.C. and Maryland waterways.

We will be collecting water quality samples from 7 sites in D.C. and Maryland on the Anacostia River. Each site will be sampled for bacteria, water temperature, air temperature, dissolved oxygen, 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 with Thursday mornings as a back up for weather. 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 two training days, the first is April 15th from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and the second April 22nd from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM both are located at Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Una capacitacion, 22 de abril, tendra un traductor. Please respond to this event with name and email to confirm attendance to the training.

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Bladensburg, MD 20710

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