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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, sample runoff from rain storms, and identify potential water quality problems.  To participate, you must first attend an introductory classroom training on the field techniques and program structure in a classroom workshop.  No prior knowledge is necessary. Volunteers near or willing to travel to Wayne and Livingston Counties are particularly needed.

WHERE:
Our first classroom training took place on Saturday, March 19, 2016. If you missed it, we are having a mid-season training on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 1:00-2:30 pm at the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St, Ann Arbor. Hands-on, field technique training will take place in July during the first week of sampling.

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

WHEN:
Sampling in the field requires 2 or more hours each sampling trip.  Commitment of 8 sampling trips is expected of participants during the season, April through September.  For those joining mid-season, a commitment of 4 to 6 sampling trips is expected of participants, July through September.

NEXT STEP:
Register for Flow and Water Quality Sampling

MORE INFO:
See the project webpage or email Stevi at skosloskey@hrwc.org.

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