Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Brodhead Watershed Assn Streamwatcher Training March 22 Or 24 In Monroe County

Brodhead Watershed Association will soon welcome new “water warriors” into its popular volunteer Streamwatch Program with training sessions at the Northampton Community College’s Tannersville campus in Monroe County.
You need attend only one session: either 7 p.m. March 22, in Pocono Hall, Room 108, or at 10 a.m. March 24, in Kapp Hall, Room 104.
For 27 years, BWA Streamwatch volunteers have been checking local streams on a monthly basis. Now, with more than 70 volunteers in six sub-watershed regions of Monroe County, new volunteers are always welcome to join the efforts to ensure water quality.
This program is also a good refresher course for veteran Streamwatchers.
“These citizen scientists not only test for indicators of pollution, they also provide observations on the health of our streams,” said Bob Heil, BWA executive director. “With budget cuts at regulatory agencies, these volunteers are even more valuable.”
If problems are discovered, BWA alerts regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Protection.
At the training, volunteers will meet other Streamwatchers from the local watershed, learn what the program is all about, and get hands-on training with the equipment. At that time, you can decide if Streamwatch is right for you.
To register for either training session or if you have questions, contact the BWA office at 570-839-1120 or send email to: info@brodheadwatershed.org.  Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.
More information is available on the program by visiting the Streamwatch Program webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Association.  Click Here to become a member.

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