The safety and health of our program participants, volunteers and staff is our utmost priority. HRWC supports national, state and local efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of our community, we have decided to implement our program at a significantly reduced scale. Therefore, 2020 Chemistry and Flow Monitoring will be conducted primarily by HRWC staff as well as a limited number of pre-trained, return volunteers. As we work to limit the spread of COVID-19, new volunteer training and onboarding for Chemistry and Flow Monitoring will not occur in 2020. We apologize to the new volunteers who signed up for 2020 monitoring and will be in contact concerning 2021 program volunteer opportunities. 

Help us monitor our region’s waters!

2020 Chemistry and Flow Monitoring volunteer sign-up is now CLOSED.

Enjoy being outdoors while measuring the quality of local rivers and creeks in Livingston, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties! Learn how to collect water samples, measure stream flow, and record water chemistry measurements. No prior experience needed. During each sampling trip, volunteers spend two hours in the field on average.


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