Spout Run Journal: Volunteer Water Monitoring
The C Spout Run partnership has been recruiting volunteers to help monitor the health of our streams by checking the numbers and types of aquatic species that live in them. These certified volunteers will help gauge the effectiveness of efforts to bring back the watershed by sampling the animal life at various points several times a year.
Gem Bingol of the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) led the streamside segment of her certification course in benthic macroinvertebrate testing. Congratulations and thank you to our new class of certified volunteers. We look forward to sharing baseline and ongoing testing data with the Spout Run community as this project progresses.
These video journal entries are funded in part by a grant to Clarke County, Virginia and the C Spout Run Partnership from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. Find out more at spoutrun.org