ROCHESTER — Anyone hoping to be a Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer stream monitor must attend an eight-hour Hoosier Riverwatch basic training workshop. Basic training is open to adults aged 18 and older. Younger participants or high school senior advanced placement students may attend with their parents’ consent.
Qualified instructors usually conduct the workshops between April and October. They are generally free of charge and open to the public. Occasionally, a local host may charge a nominal fee to offset room rental or other costs.
Participants should bring waterproof boots, bug spray, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, drinking water, and lunch/snacks to the workshop. They will receive a printed training manual, a certification card, and access to the Hoosier Riverwatch online database so they can enter water quality data. They also will become eligible to use Hoosier Riverwatch monitoring equipment, teach Hoosier Riverwatch monitoring techniques to others, and take advantage of advanced training workshops.
One workshop will be held June 20 in North Webster and the North Webster Community Center. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Instructors will be Darci Zolman and Lyn Crighton. Contact Paige Hubner at [email protected] or (574) 834-3242 to register.
For more information, call the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District at (574) 223-3220.