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.
  • 592 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 participate in the NVSWCD monthly stream monitoring, or you may become a certified stream monitor to adopt your chosen stream and commit to monitoring it four times a year.

If you choose to volunteer with this opportunity, you will be contacted with upcoming NVSWCD monthly stream monitoring dates.

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About Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Location:

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035, US

Mission Statement

The Conservation District's goal is to promote clean streams and protected natural resources in Fairfax County, Virginia. Our mission is to lessen the impact of urban/suburban activities on our land and water resources which are vital components of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We achieve this through effective leadership, technical assistance, and outreach programs in collaboration with government, industry, and the public.

Description

We provide information, technical assistance, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and newsletters to citizens on many aspects of water quality, nonpoint source pollution, and stream health.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Streams throughout Fairfax CountyFairfax, VA 22030

SKILLS

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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

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