UCWW Training Next Week

Upper Cumberland Volunteer Stream Monitoring Training
Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA

The Watershed Watch training that was set to be on April 7th was forced to be canceled and has been rescheduled for this week.

So now, on Monday April 30th, 2007 Upper Cumberland Watershed Watch will be offering a free stream monitoring training. The training will be in Eolia at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center from 3:00 – 6:00pm.

The training is open to anyone willing to learn how to take water samples that will help document water quality issues in Kentucky rivers and streams. However if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Volunteers choose a site near their home or work, and sample that site two-to-three times a year (usually in May, July, and September). Watershed Watch then collects samples and sends them to a lab where they are analyzed for e. coli. The results are given to the volunteer and are accepted as official data by the Kentucky Division of Water. This is all done at no cost to the volunteer.

There are currently several hundred Watershed Watch volunteers throughout the state of Kentucky. As a part of the Shall We Gather At The River: Poor Fork we are trying to recruit members from the Flat Gap, Eolia, & Patridge area communities to help sample this area to create a need-based sewer plan that will make the Poor Fork safe for contact.

For more information, or to register for the workshop, you can either go to:

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call me toll free at (877)218-7482 or email letcherwater@gmail.com

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Look forward to seeing you all!

Posted by Sam

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