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Willamette Riverkeeper Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

Main Project Information
Goal
Task
Where Oregon
Description

Our volunteer monitors help to track the health of the Willamette River in northwestern Oregon. By describing current conditions and identifying trends, we can detect and document changes in water quality and work toward a cleaner river.

The data we collect can be used to protect the health of those who depend on the river, be they human, plant, or animal. The data is also made available to the community, and can also be used to address problems in water quality by indicating when water-related regulations are not being met. Water Quality Monitoring is one step in the process of encouraging community growth that is compatible with the surrounding environment. Our monitoring program’s existence depends on dedicated volunteers who collect quality data each month.

How to Join

Email julia@willametteriverkeeper.org for more information about sites and upcoming training.

Website http://www.willamette-riverkeeper.org/WRK/waterquality.html
Required Gear

Car, Internet access.

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Media Mentions
and Publications
Project Updated 04/11/2017