The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The "Stream Team" is a dedicated group of volunteers that gather water quality data throughout the Lower Muskingum River Watershed. Stream Team members are trained by FLMR staff to collect habitat, biological and chemical data. The data collected by these amazing volunteers helps protect the streams in our communities so we may continue to enjoy using our local streams and rivers safely.
Through this invaluable data collection effort FLMR is able to:
Establish baseline conditions for waters that would otherwise go unmonitored
Track water quality trends over time
Screen water for potential problems, for further study or for restoration efforts
Help direct pollution control efforts to where they are most needed
Evaluate the success of best management practices (BMPs) designed to mitigate problems
Volunteer water monitors build community awareness of pollution problems, help identify and restore problem sites, become advocates for their watersheds and increase the amount of needed water quality information available on our local bodies of water.
To find out more, please feel free to visit their website, www.muskingumriver.org. Or you may contact FLMR at 740-374-4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in supporting a great organization!