Become a RiverWatch Citizen Scientist!

riverwatch samplingIllinois RiverWatch Training Workshop Coming to Southern Illinois

What: THE ILLINOIS RIVERWATCH NETWORK TRAINING WORKSHOP
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE, 700 COLLEGE RD, BLDG H, RM H-127, CARTERVILLE
Who to Contact: NATE KEENER, PROGRAM COORDINATOR – (618) 468-2782 or nkeener@lc.edu

riverwatch refresher workshopEvent Details: The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer stream monitoring program. Volunteers are trained and certified as “Citizen Scientists” to monitor and protect a local stream. Upon completing training and becoming certified, volunteers adopt a stream site and examine indicators of water quality like stream habitat and the diversity of species such as dragonfly nymphs, beetle larva, midges, and snails. Citizen Scientists play an important role in helping identify potentially degraded waters and areas that may need better protection.

To register, email Nate or call him at 618-468-2782 nkeener@lc.edu. Registration is $50. Children may attend but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The registration deadline is March 17th.

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