Help us monitor the water’s chemistry and flow!

Enjoy being outdoors while measuring the quality of local rivers and streams in Southeast Michigan! Get outside, meet new people, help protect our region’s home waters, and collect vital information for Michigan’s premier volunteer water chemistry and flow monitoring program. Learn how to collect water samples, measure stream flow, and sample runoff from rain storms. No prior experience needed.

New volunteer registration is now closed for 2018. Save the date for our 2019 Chemistry & Flow Monitoring Orientation on March 23, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the NEW Center in Ann Arbor. Registration will be available in Fall 2018. To check out other volunteer opportunities with HRWC, click here. If you’re a returning volunteer with the Chemistry & Flow Program, please contact Andrea Paine at to get involved.

Read a testimony from Pat Chargot as she shares her experience volunteering with the Chemistry & Flow program in  “Exploring the Home Waters.”

For additional information, visit the project webpage or email Andrea Paine at

For current volunteers in the program, please visit the Chemistry and Flow Volunteer Resources Page.