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2016 Water Quality Monitoring Training Program

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10 am to 12 noon
At the TRWA River Center at the Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Refuge
1298 Cohannet St., Taunton, MA

In case of inclement weather, the make-up date will be:
Saturday, March 5, 2016
10 a.m. to 12 noon

water testing

We are seeking additional volunteers to assist in expanding the water quality monitoring program in the Taunton River and its major tributaries.

Volunteers who sampled sites in previous years must attend this training session for an update on the latest sampling procedures.
The session will be conducted by Alex Houtzager, Chair of TRWA's Water Quality Committee and Steve Silva, TRWA Board member.

Admission is free of charge.  Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

No prior technical experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity to learn techniques of testing pollutant levels in our waterways and to enjoy dawn with the inhabitants of our rivers and streams.  

Sampling at stream sites is done from March to November, depending on the weather, on the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month. Samples are taken to the Taunton Wastewater Treatment Plant for analysis. During the training, we will verify the sampling sites to be used for testing.  

You must be willing to commit about two hours each month to do this testing.  On sampling days, we go out to testing sites at 6 a.m. and deliver water samples to the laboratory at the Wastewater Treatment Plant by 8 a.m.

Your participation will bolster TRWA's efforts to track water quality at selected sites along the Taunton River and several tributaries.  

To register for the training session, please e-mail us (

Or call the TRWA office at 508-828-1101 for more information.  (If you reach our voice-mail, please leave a message and we will get back to you.)


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508-828-1101 • TRWA, P.O. Box 1116, Taunton MA 02780   —   The TRWA River Center, Gertrude Boyden Refuge, 1298 Cohannet Street