21Jun2023

The park is hosting a Chattahoochee Stream Stewards Training next Wednesday (June 21st) at 6:30 pm and we would love for you to join us.

From 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

At Island Ford Visitors Center conference room

Annie Couch / ann_couch@nps.gov

The park is hosting a Chattahoochee Stream Stewards Training next Wednesday (June 21st) at 6:30 pm and we would love for you to join us.  

Through this program, volunteers collect water samples on tributaries within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area watershed monthly and process them for dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, and conductivity.  Volunteers are trained to collect and process the samples and upload the data through the Georgia-Adopt-A-Stream website.  The training generally takes 2 hours (there is an in-class portion and a field methods portion).  For a volunteer to be certified to collect and process samples independently, they need to pass a written exam and a field methods certification.  Ideally, samples are collected once a month.  Sample processing generally takes 30-45 minutes--this does not include travel time to the site.  We do request that volunteers commit sample for at least 12 months.

 

If you are interested in joining this training, please email me at ann_couch@nps.gov to sign up.  If you do not want to receive emails about this program or other similar programs, please let me know. 

 

Thank you so much for all the help and support you provide to the park! 

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