The Friends of the Shenandoah River’s (FOSR) long-term volunteer citizen-scientist water-quality monitoring program of the Shenandoah River and its tributaries is in its 30th year. The success of this program would not be possible without the dedication of our citizen scientist volunteer water-quality monitors that go out in all types of challenging conditions to perform […]
We are thankful for you and your support of the Friends of Shenandoah River. Sending warm, heartfelt wishes to you and your love ones. The post HAPPY THANKSGIVING! appeared first on FOSR.
Shenandoah Valley Pure Water Forum Annual Watershed Roundtable Meeting and Shenandoah Summit III, Reports and Updates on the Shenandoah River Friday, November 16, 2018 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) Historic Woodstock Courthouse 103 N. Main St. Woodstock VA 22664 (on Route 11, in the heart of downtown) This is a free event, registration is requested to accommodate […]
Wow what a spectacular, unique, and spiritual performance Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn put on at the Ohrstrom–Bryant Theatre last night. Béla and Abbey played to a sold-out house of an audience ranging in all ages. The music was engaging and reflective. The Friends of the Shenandoah River is humbled and appreciative to have had the […]
Friends of the Shenandoah River Selected to Receive Donation from Shenandoah Conservatory Guest Artists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
The Friends of the Shenandoah River (FOSR) has been selected by Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to be the beneficiaries of all the net proceeds from the merchandise sales during their performance on April 11, 2017 being held at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. For the FOSR to receive as much […]
Tuesday March 21, was the second water-quality monitoring testing event with our partners, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District (SVB). The project includes sites at the Third Battle of Winchester on Red Bud Run and at Fishers Hill Battlefield on Tumbling Run. One of SVB’s missions to be a better steward by improving and/or preventing water-quality degradation in the stretches of […]
The FOSR’s Volunteer Citizen Scientists Water-quality Monitors will be out collecting water samples on those days highlighted in blue as part of the Friends of the Shenandoah River’s long-term assessment of water quality in the Shenandoah River Basin. The water samples collected by the volunteers will then be analyzed at the FOSR’s laboratory. The data […]
Click on image to download Our “Winter” newsletter and 2016 Monitoring Calendar are now available. Thank you to all our volunteers for your dedication to FOSR and to the Shenandoah River. Have a happy and safe holiday season! The post 2016 Water Monitoring Calendar appeared first on FOSR.
Bridging the Water Quality Data Gap The Friends of the Shenandoah River is pleased to announce it is one of the hosts of 2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference on August 6-8 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. A chance to share and learn form other monitors and programs, this conference will highlight citizen volunteer water […]
by Wayne Webb In Virginia, a stream is listed as impaired if it fails to meet the State water quality standards that support the designated uses of all of Virginia’s rivers and streams. If a stream fails to meet a designated use and its associated water quality standard, then the State develops a total maximum […]