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, the Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Program will be implemented at a significantly reduced scale. Therefore, 2021 Chemistry and Flow Monitoring will be conducted primarily by HRWC staff and a limited number of pre-trained, return volunteers. As we work to limit the spread of COVID-19, new volunteer training and on-boarding for Chemistry and Flow Monitoring will not occur in 2021. Returning volunteers will receive a direct invitation to participate. If you have not received this email and think you should have, please contact Andrea Paine.

Help us monitor our region’s waters!

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.


See the project webpage or email Andrea at