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

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Streams throughout Fairfax CountyFairfax, VA 22030
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.


  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

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

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