2020 Gallatin Stream Teams Volunteer Application
All volunteers must commit to:
- A 1-day Saturday training in late June (likely June 27).
- Regular attendance at sampling events throughout the sampling season (The sampling schedule will be determined prior to the training event) **NOTE: As in 2019, sampling events will be conducted Monday - Friday, generally during typical business hours.**
Stream Team tasks vary from year to year, but might include:
- Reading water level on a staff gauge
- Collecting water samples for lab analysis
- Measuring pH, conductivity, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen using a meter
- Measuring stream discharge using a flow meter
- Conducting a pebble count with a gravelometer
- Measuring turbidity with a turbidity tube
- Collecting and preserving aquatic macroinvertebrate samples
- Maintaining and downloading data from sensors deployed in the stream
1. Are you a returning volunteer?
If so, which monitoring year(s)?
2. Why are you interested in volunteering your time for Gallatin Stream Teams? (check all that apply)
I have extra time for a good cause.
I want to make new friends.
Someone wants to volunteer together. (add who in comment section)
I want to improve my resume.
I want to learn new skills
3. Which days of the week do you think you will be available? (check all that apply)
4 . Which months of the year would you be available? (check all that apply
5. Volunteer shifts will be 3-4 hours, typically morning or afternoon, although full-day availability (signing up for both shifts in a given day) is preferred. How many shifts do you anticipate being willing to commit to?
2 shifts (6-8 hours)
3 shifts (9-12 hours)
4 shifts (12-16 hours)
Potentially more than 4 if my availability aligns with the schedule.
6. How did you hear about the Gallatin Stream Teams volunteer monitoring program?
Gallatin Local Water Quality District website
Greater Gallatin Watershed Council website
An outreach event
An informational flyer
Word of mouth
If from event, flyer or word of mouth, please indicate where/from whom:
7. Please describe your last level of education completed:
General area of work or study (science, economics, etc.):
8. Do you have any prior experience conducting environmental monitoring?
If yes, please describe:
9. Have you volunteered with other organizations in the area?
If yes, which ones?
Thank you for your interest in Gallatin Stream Teams!
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