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 8 sampling trips during the growing season (April through September) to designated monitoring sites. During each sampling trip, volunteers spend two hours in the field on average.
New participants must attend a one-hour program orientation session on Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Washtenaw County) or Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Wayne County). For additional details and to sign up, please click the buttons below. New participants are welcome to attend either program orientation (March 21 or 28) and volunteer for sampling trips in both counties during the season. If you have participated in the Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Program in 2018 or 2019, you are not required to attend an orientation, but must still register for the program as a returning volunteer.