Citizen Scientist Opportunity

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hundreds of citizen scientists come together for a single day each September to collect, test, and analyze water samples from all across our locality. With four years of Snapshot Water Monitoring Days now complete, TWF can use the valuable data collected to combat water quality degradation in our watershed.

Along with local college students and schoolchildren, members from the community give their time to learn about the measure important indicators of our water’s overall health such as dissolved oxygen levels, pH, temperature, E. coli, and more.

The fifth annual Snapshot Water Monitoring Day will take place on September 23, 2021!

You can be one of the volunteers assisting The Watershed Foundation in monitoring water quality at 100 sites throughout Kosciusko, Noble, and Whitley Counties in one afternoon!

Snapshot Day volunteers are citizen scientists monitoring temperature, oxygen, transparency, bacteria, nitrate, phosphate, and pH levels. The valuable data collected by Snapshot Day volunteers are used to drive action for clean water!

Monitoring sites vary from wetlands – to large streams – to small ditches through culverts on county roads. Sites have been assessed for their safety and difficulty to access – and we have a wide range for every ability!

The event runs from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. We estimate your time commitment will be 2 – 2 ½ hours.

Snapshot Water Monitoring Day is held by The Watershed Foundation and is generously sponsored this year by Main Channel Marina and the Barbee Lakes Property Owners Association.

A few days before the event, you will receive an email with contact information for your monitoring partner, as well as additional details. At check-in on Snapshot Day, you will receive your sampling supplies, instructions, and directions to your testing sites! We hope you join us!

For detailed questions, contact admin@watershedfoundation.org or 574/834-3242,

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