Location: Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences1371 West Altheimer DriveFayetteville, AR 72704
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018Check-in Time: 8:30amTraining Begins at 9:00am
Site team meetings at 12:00 noonField training begins at 1:00pm and will be completed around 3:30pm
FREE LUNCH AND SNACKS PROVIDED TO ALL ATTENDEES
CONTACT: ANGELA DANOVIPHONE: 479-295-7717EMAIL: ADANOVI@OZARKSWATERWATCH.ORG
Program and Volunteer Activity Description:
StreamSmart is a volunteer water quality monitoring program run by Ozarks Water Watch to assess baseline water quality of the streams and rivers that flow into Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas. Through the program, local volunteers collect water samples and complete field assessments through a standardized water quality monitoring process.
StreamSmart volunteer training is a day-long program that will provide training for new and current volunteers who want to become part of the stream volunteer monitoring in the Beaver Lake Watershed of Northwest Arkansas. Training will begin at 9am and conclude at 3:30pm. The morning session will include classroom learning of the streamsmart volunteer monitoring protocol. Attendees will receive a training manual and a free lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit a nearby stream where attendees will get to practice their new skills. Attendees will leave the training as members of a new or existing StreamSmart team and will be prepared to work independently on a team to do volunteer water quality monitoring.
StreamSmart volunteers should be high school or older. Volunteers need to feel comfortable being outside in hot and cold weather, walking outdoors across uneven terrain, entering streams, walking and standing in streams teams, and following written procedures. Volunteer teams are normally comprised of 3-5 people, but some teams have as many as 10 people on the team who are trained to collect water samples and take field measurements. Teams with more members have a greater capacity to share monitoring responsibilities among team members.
Sign up to monitor available sites at https://owwbeaverlake.org/blog/2018/06/streamsmart-volunteer-training-and-site-signup/