Volunteer Monthly Monitoring
|Presented By||Charles River Watershed Association|
|Goal||Measure trends in water quality in the Charles River Watershed|
|Task||Collect a water sample with a partner once a month|
At 6 am on the third Tuesday of the month, volunteers meet their partners at their assigned sampling locations along the Charles River. Volunteers collect a water sample in the sterile bottle provided and measure the water temperature and depth. Volunteers then deliver their sample and data sheet to the assigned drop-off location and collect materials for the next month's sampling event.
Check out the list and map of our sampling sites: http://www.crwa.org/field-science/monthly-monitoring/sampling-sites
|How to Join||
Follow the instructions on CRWA's website to fill out a volunteer application. This application will be sent to the current volunteer coordinator. The coordinator will connect you with a staff member or volunteer who can train you in the sampling protocol. You will be asked to complete the training quiz online.
|Project Timing||Occurs year-round, and volunteers are accepted and trained on a rolling basis as space allows.|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per month|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||monitoring, river, urban ecology, water quality, water sampling|
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