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.
Volunteers will be assigned to specific locations along the Waccamaw River to collect water quality data. The specific locations are essential in covering all 1,480 miles of the winding river in and through Columbus County.
Volunteers will assess water quality conditions and track changes over time and space. Volunteers will be trained in using environmental testing equipment to sample selected sites within the assigned watershed.
Volunteers work as part of a team under the leadership of the team captain. Assistance is provided by the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER and Lake Waccamaw State Park staff who will ensure that all quality assurance and quality control procedures are being followed in accordance with the guidelines provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).