Friday, September 22, 2017

Schuylkill Water Stewards Water Quality Monitoring Program Seeking Volunteers For Fall Class

The Green Valleys Watershed Association is now accepting applications for its Fall class for the Schuylkill Water Stewards Water Quality Monitoring Program.
The class focuses on the exceptional value French Creek, from its headwaters in southern Berks and northern Chester County as well as the high quality Pickering Creek – both vital tributaries to the Schuylkill River.
Join the effort to study them and keep them beautiful as a Schuylkill Water Steward (SWS) volunteer!
Schuylkill Water Steward volunteers will participate in four fun and engaging, weekend training sessions on the science of healthy watersheds, threats to local streams, water sampling techniques, and more. An emphasis is placed on hands-on, streamside training.
The SWS program is especially popular with sportsmen & women and environmental educators, although anyone who is interested in protecting and learning more about the streams in northern Chester and southern Berks Counties will find value in this training.
Classes begin on October 28, and continue through November 18. Following training, SWS volunteers will be part of a network that conducts water quality sampling and collects information on aquatic wildlife and their habitats.
Additional volunteer opportunities include stream cleanups and other restoration activities.
As a Schuylkill Water Steward, you will gain the satisfaction of being part of a team of like-minded individuals, in an effort that protects local streams for the benefit of the communities and wildlife that depend on them.
The deadline to register is October 20.
To learn more about the program and sign up, visit the Schuylkill Water Stewards website.

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