NORTH WEBSTER — The Watershed Foundation is seeking citizen scientists.
People are needed to assist with water quality monitoring on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 100 sites throughout Kosciusko, Noble and Whitley counties.
Snapshot Water Monitoring Day volunteers help monitor temperature, dissolved oxygen and transparency at local sites. They will also collect water samples for analysis of bacteria, nitrate, phosphate and pH levels.
Monitoring sites vary from wetlands to large streams and small ditches through culverts on county roads. Sites have been assessed for their safety and difficulty to access. The event runs from 2-6 p.m., and volunteers’ time commitment is estimated to be 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
At registration, TWF will provide volunteers with the sampling materials and more information on their testing site. To register, people should visit watershedfoundation.org/opportunity/snapshot-water-monitoring-day/ or contact TWF at [email protected] or 574-834-3242.