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Biological Stream Monitoring

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Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 684 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


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.


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.



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
  • Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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