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RIVERS tributary monitoring program is looking for volunteers to get their feet wet!

What: RIVERS Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Info Session and Volunteer Training Sessions

When: RIVERS Volunteer Training Sessions on Saturday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: In person training event at Green Mountain Conservation Group Blue Heron House, 236 Huntress Bridge Road, Effingham, NH

GMCG and the Saco River Corridor Commission (SRCC) are gearing up for the 2023 Regional Interstate Volunteers for the Ecosystems and Rivers of Saco (RIVERS) Water Quality Monitoring Program – a summer biweekly tributary sampling program in the Saco/Ossipee Watershed.

The RIVERS program connects volunteers from New Hampshire and Maine to their local rivers and streams. For 21 years, volunteers have contributed to ongoing research projects and have helped GMCG and SRCC monitor the health of local aquatic ecosystems.

In preparation for the 2023 monitoring season, GMCG and SRCC will offer a RIVERS Volunteer Training Session on Saturday April 15 or Tuesday April 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Blue Heron House. RIVERS Volunteers will learn/refresh their water quality skills, practice using monitoring equipment, and meet other volunteers. In order to provide the highest quality data for our records and to comply with our EPA QAPP protocol, we strongly encourage all volunteers to attend a session.  Sessions will be outside, so please dress for the weather, as we will try to be outside for the entire duration of the training.

For more information contact Jill at water@gmcg.org or visit gmg.org