Sullivan County, home to some of the highest-quality streams in the East, is in need of volunteers to monitor streams on a monthly basis, keeping watch for potential problems and collecting data to determine baseline conditions.
Training will be given from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23 at Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center, 80 Hahn Road in Callicoon Center.
The program and equipment are provided for free through a grant from the William Penn Foundation and support from The Nature Conservancy and Brodhead Watershed Association.
Streamwatch trainer Jackie Speicher will teach volunteers how to record data such as water color, odor and turbidity; and how to use test kits to sample pH, nitrate concentrations and orthophosphates.
For information or to register, contact Speicher at 570-236-3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit brodheadwatershed.org/streamwatchers.html.