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Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program

Main Project Information
Presented By Missouri Stream Team Program
Goal Provide citizens w/ training & equipment for monitoring streams
Task Collect and submit ambient stream water quality data
Where Missouri, United States of America

All Missourians rely on streams in one way or another and many of our streams could use a little help. They need teams of people who love clean water, good fishing and health habitat to take care of them, year after year. That's why the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Federation of Missouri joined to develop the Stream Team Program in 1989.

Promoting citizen awareness and involvement, Stream Teams is a fun, hands-on program for people who want to learn about, care for and protect local waterways. If you are ready to tackle the fun of protecting Missouri's streams start a Stream Team.

Anyone can start a Stream Team:

Individuals and Families: If there is a stream in your community that you and your neighbors are concerned about, you can form a Stream Team to adopt it.

Schools and youth groups: Stream Team is a great way for schools, colleges and universities to teach students about stream ecology while restoring and protecting a local stream.

Community, church of service groups: What better way to serve your community than by adopting, cleaning up and maintaining the health and beauty of a neighborhood waterway?

How to Join

To learn more and to join the Missouri Stream Team Program visit our website at

We have many different events and activities going on all through our the year so be sure to check out our calendar of events.

Our Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring portion of the program is one of the most popular activities to participate in and is also the only activity that requires training. So watch for information on our training workshops as well.

Project Timing Spring - Introductory Level Workshops Fall - Level 1 Workshops Winter - Level 2 Workshops
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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 Other
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Training Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags chemistry, invertebrates, volunteer monitoring, water quality
Project Updated 04/21/2017