Volunteer to monitor the health of streams in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 544 people are interested
Be a Stream Hero

We train volunteers to assess ecological conditions in streams based on the absence/presence of benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic critters). Training includes field workshops and mentoring by experienced monitors. Volunteers can assist at different levels of commitment. You may choose to assist other monitors when it is convenient for your schedule, or you may adopt your chosen stream and commit to monitoring it four times a year.

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Animals Community Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Streams throughout Fairfax CountyFairfax, VA 22030


  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Education


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 10
  • Varies according to volunteer commitment

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