Upper Oconee Watershed Network
After a brief orientation (coffee and light breakfast provided) volunteers will go to various stream sites in the Athens area where you will monitor for biological, bacterial, and/or chemical water quality. Volunteers drive to 2-4 sites with 2-3 other volunteers and collect water samples that are then brought back and tested on site. No experience needed. Just dress to get wet and dirty.
UOWN uses the information collected to track the health of our streams and detect water quality issues. The results are shared with local and state organizations. This is a great way to put in some outdoor volunteer time and learn water quality testing procedures.
Those obtaining water samples for chemical analysis (pH, turbidity, conductivity, etc.) need not have any previous training or experience. Lunch is also provided for those who would like to stick around for the afternoon after sampling.
Those that wish to collect aquatic invertebrate samples must have completed training in the proper techniques for collecting macroinvertebrate samples. Training using Adopt-A-Stream methodology is acceptable. If you feel you have appropriate training that is not through Adopt-A-Stream please indicate such training in the registration page. You can also register your child for the Children’s activities including Enviroscape and fun with bugs!
Please read our Volunteer Liability Waiver.
9:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Sandy Creek Nature Center
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