Sign-ups for the 2023 Chemistry and Flow Monitoring season are now closed. To stay in the loop on the 2024 season, sign up for HRWC’s email newsletter.

Help us monitor our region’s waters!

Enjoy being outdoors while measuring the quality of local rivers and creeks! Learn how to collect water samples, measure stream flow, and record water chemistry measurements. No prior experience needed. Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 4 sampling trips during the growing season (April through September) to designated monitoring sites in Washtenaw and Wayne counties. During each sampling trip, volunteers spend 2-4 hours in the field on average.


See the project webpage or email Kelly at

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