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.
About Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035, US
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, VA22030
September 1, 2020
Must be at least 10
Varies according to volunteer commitment
Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.