Date: May 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Stream monitoring is critical to understand what is happening in our waterways. Currently, there are gaps in water monitoring data in New Jersey and environmental non-profits are well equipped to help provide a more comprehensive statewide water quality assessment.
This webinar will explore an effort to customize the Americorps NJ Watershed Ambassador program to create a volunteer-based water monitoring program, known as Sourland STREAM. This effort combines the forces of the Sourland Conservancy, the NJ Watershed Watch Network (hosted by The Watershed Institute), and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
Together, these groups have developed a training and quality assurance program to allow volunteers to collect good data that will be submitted to the Water Quality Exchange national database and used by NJDEP for regulatory waterbody assessments.
We will discuss the evolution of the Sourland STREAM program and how its methods can be tailored for use by different environmental non-profits, as well as how the resources of the NJ Watershed Watch Network can increase the volume of data being collected by volunteer-based water monitoring programs to help fill in data gaps in different regions across the state.
Our speakers for this workshop will be:
Erin Stretz, Assistant Director of Science & Stewardship at The Watershed Institute
Carolyn Klaube, Stewardship Program Coordinator at The Sourland Conservancy
This webinar opportunity is brought to you by the Land Trust Network and the Watershed Institute. Pri Oliveira, the Outreach Specialist at The Watershed Institute, will act as the moderator. If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please email Pri Oliveira.