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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 based on interest and availability.   No prior knowledge is necessary. Volunteers near or willing to travel to Wayne and Oakland Counties are particularly needed.

WHERE:
Classroom training took 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, Wayne, or Oakland Counties.

WHEN:
Sampling in the field is 2 or more hours each time out. Commitment of 8 time sampling slots during the season, April through September.

NEXT STEP:
Even though the monitoring season has started, we may still be able to fit others in.  If you are interested please email Stevi at skosloskey@hrwc.org.

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

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