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Become a Water Quality Monitor!

March 26, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Become a Water Quality Monitor!
Help protect the water quality of the Taunton River and its tributaries

Water Quality Monitoring Training Session
March 26, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
TRWA’s Sweets Knoll State Park Office in Dighton, MA
(on Rt 138 just South of the Bristol Aggie traffic light – 1387 Somerset Avenue, Dighton)

The Taunton River Watershed Alliance has tested water quality in the Taunton River and its tributaries since its inception in 1988. This citizen collected data is an incredible tool, a historic picture of the watershed’s health.  It helps keep the spot light on areas and actions needed for further improvement. This year, Water Quality Monitoring begins on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  We need your help to continue recording this very important data.

The information gathered shows that ongoing efforts to clean up the river are necessary and effective. Each bucket of water pulled up to be tested can have national implications. It already has and must be continued to keep our water clean and our 43 communities informed and accountable.

TRWA currently has 20 sample collection volunteers who work in 9 teams collecting samples from 20 locations from Berkley to Bridgewater the second Tuesday morning of each month from April through October. Volunteers work in teams of 2 to 3 people (to provide back-up coverage for vacations etc.) and each team collects samples from 2 or 3 locations bringing samples back to the Taunton wastewater treatment plant by 8:30 am.

No technical training or education is required just a desire to be part of an important effort with good people who want to improve local water quality. We provide the training, pair new people with folks who are veterans, and explain what the results mean and why they are important.

If you know anyone who might like to get fresh morning air, knowledge, and be part of an important effort to save our environment, please invite them to the training. We are looking for new volunteers to replace some samplers who have moved out of the area and to make some of our teams a little bigger. 

Anyone who thinks they may be interested in becoming one of our guardians of the river should come to our training session on Saturday morning, March 26, 2022, 9:30am – Noon at TRWA’s River Center, Sweets Knoll State Park, 1387 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, MA. 

If you want to participate but can’t make the March 26th training date, arrangements can be made for a make up training session. Any questions? Read more at our website or email to the volunteer monitoring program coordinator Steve Silva at steve124@gmail.com.

We are also looking for sponsors for this program so we can continue to pay for the water testing. For more information view our sponsorship sheet.

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 26, 2022
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Sweet’s Knoll
1387 Somerset Avenue
Dighton,
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