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)

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-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:

TONIGHT! 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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