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Flow and Water Quality Sampling

  • volunteers honey creek flow volunteers honey creek flow Volunteers measuring flow in Honey Creek, a tributary of the Huron River.
  • Flow Measurements Flow Measurements HRWC volunteers take flow measurements in a very similar manner to the method used by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
  • volunteers monitoring allens creek volunteers monitoring allens creek Volunteers Magda H and Mike C grab a bucket sample from Allens Creek for the Middle Huron Monitoring Program
  • Volunteer Tom W, ready for sampling Volunteer Tom W, ready for sampling Volunteer Tom W, ready for sampling
  • Taking water quality measures Taking water quality measures Volunteers taking water quality measures
  • Volunteer measuring flow in Wayne County Volunteer measuring flow in Wayne County Volunteer measuring flow in Wayne County
  • Jeff and Nate sampling Woods Creek Jeff and Nate sampling Woods Creek Jeff and Nate sampling Woods Creek
  • Volunteer Howard B, having fun Volunteer Howard B, having fun Volunteer Howard B, taking a break from sampling

Help us measure the water quality!

WHAT: We need your help to measure the quality of our river and streams this spring and summer! Aside from collecting water samples, you will learn to measure stream flow and sample runoff from rain storms.  You must first attend a training on the field techniques in a hands-on workshop.  Then,  we will form teams to based on interest and availability.   No prior knowledge is necessary. We especially need volunteers willing to work in Livingston and Wayne Counties, and in streams west of Ann Arbor.

WHERE: Classroom training will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00-3:00 pm at the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St, Ann Arbor. Hands-on training is taking place in April in the field during the first week of sampling.

SAMPLING SITES: One or more stream sites in Washtenaw or Wayne Counties.

WHEN: Sampling commitment is 2 or more hours per month April through September, depending on availability and interest.

NEXT STEP: First time volunteers, please fill out the basic information form and the registration form.  Returning volunteers, please fill out the registration form only.

First time volunteers basic information form

Training and Sampling Program registration form

MORE INFO: See the project webpage or email Ric at rlawson@hrwc.org.

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