Upcoming Water Monitoring Classes

Β 

Would you like to volunteer monitoring the water quality of local creeks? Sno-King Water Watchers is a Community-Based Water Monitoring program in the King and Snohomish Counties. We will be offering the following classes this fall:

Physical/Chemical Monitoring – Saturday, October 5, 10 am – 4 pm

Water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH are all important variables for local salmonids and other creatures that live in our streams. Clear, clean water is important too. Learn to use a citizen science kit to monitor these important variables. Β Mix of classroom and field work.

Learn about streams and watersheds, types of pollutants, how citizens can gather credible data about their local waterbodies, action strategies they can employ to improve water quality while engaged in Community-Based Water Monitoring.

Bacteriological Monitoring – Saturday, October 12, 10 am – 4 pm

What are bacteria? Which ones are harmful? What are standards for E.Coli in Washington waters? Learn about simple, low-cost methods available to citizen scientists to evaluate their local waterbodies for bacteriological contamination. Mix of classroom and field work.

Learn about streams and watersheds, types of pollutants, how citizens can gather credible data about their local waterbodies, action strategies they can employ to improve water quality while engaged in Community-Based Water Monitoring.

Location, Registration

Either class may be taken as a stand-alone class, but if you would like to monitor with us it is recommended you take both classes. Classes will be conducted at the University of Washington Bothell. Classes are being offered in partnership with Cascade Water Alliance and Sustainability Ambassadors. To register, e-mail snokingwatershedcouncil@gmail.com. The Sno-King Watershed Council is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization.