RED BANK, NJ: Wondering how you can help improve water quality in the Navesink River?
If you are:
-available on Wednesday mornings (~7:30-9:00am)
-age 18 or older
-committed to protecting local waterways
Then you should sign up to become a volunteer water quality monitor!
As part of the “Find-it, Fix-it” approach of the Rally for the Navesink, Clean Ocean Action (COA), in partnership with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), has been coordinating a citizen science water quality monitoring program since 2017 to identify sources of pathogen pollution in the Navesink River watershed.
Now in year 3 of the program, COA is seeking additional citizen volunteers to participate in weekly water quality sampling.
A training session for interested volunteers will be held:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:00 pm: Field demo (conditions permitting)
6:30 pm: Indoor training session
Monmouth Boat Club (31 Union St, Red Bank, NJ)
To RSVP, email outreach@CleanOceanAction.org or call 732-872-0111.
All volunteers must attend a training session in order to participate in the sampling program. Volunteers will be trained in proper sampling protocol by COA staff.
More information about the water quality monitoring program:
• Volunteers must be age 18 or older
• Required availability is Wednesday mornings between 7:45am and 9:30am
o The frequency of each volunteer’s involvement is flexible. Volunteers can participate as often as every week or as infrequently as once per month.
• Volunteers conduct sampling in teams of two.
• The entire sampling process takes approximately one hour.
• Volunteers will pick up and drop off sample bottles and equipment from Count Basie Park (Henry St, Red Bank, NJ).
• The sampling technique is basic and straight-forward, but training is required.
To RSVP for this training or for more information, please contact Alison Jones at outreach@CleanOceanAction.org or call 732-872-0111.
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