Riverwatching training workshops planned for volunteers interested in monitoring streams

77This spring the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative will be launching a volunteer stream monitoring program to increase public involvement opportunities and collect vital water quality data.  They will continue monitoring at several of the sites used by IDEM for the baseline water quality assessment.  Additional sites likely will be added at a later time.  


Since they will be using the data to help track changes in water quality over time and inform watershed management decisions, volunteers will need to have previously attended a Hoosier Riverwatch training workshop. With that in mind, they will be holding their first Hoosier Riverwatch workshop of the year on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deep River County Park, located at 9410 Old Lincoln Highway in Hobart, IN.  If you are unable to attend this workshop, they will also be offering another one on May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Krueger Memorial Hall, located at 801 Liberty Trail in Michigan City, IN


Space is limited so register soon. For questions or to register for one of these workshops please contact Joe Exl at jexl@nirpc.org or (219) 763-6060 x137.   Click here for more information about Hoosier Riverwatch.


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