Learn how to collect crucial data to protect the streams in your area at a day-long training in water monitoring.
Developed by Trout Unlimited and co-implemented by West Virginia Rivers Coalition, the West Virginia-Virginia Water Quality Monitoring Program is designed to train volunteers to monitor streams for impacts from shale gas and pipeline-related development as well as other sources of nonpoint pollution. Appalachian Voices has partnered with Trout Unlimited and West Virginia Rivers Coalition to organize this training session.
After completing the training, attendees will have developed the skills necessary to collect and report important data to assist in water quality monitoring before, during, and after pipeline construction — an activity critical to detecting permit violations and holding pipeline developers accountable.
Space is limited to 25 attendees. Because we have a limited number of water testing kits and other resources, we are especially encouraging those who can commit to testing water on a regular basis throughout the pipeline construction process. The training will include an opportunity to get hands-on experience with the water testing kit, so please dress for potentially wet conditions.