We need volunteers!
Do you remember kicking around in streams, picking up rocks, or catching “crawdads” as a kid? Do you enjoy being outside in Ozark streams or are you interested in learning more about Ozark streams? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you would be a great candidate for attending our annual StreamSmart volunteer training coming up on June 29!
StreamSmart is our volunteer monitoring program where volunteers conduct water quality monitoring in the Beaver Lake Watershed. Each year we hold a training workshop for people interested in volunteering in the StreamSmart program. This year’s training, scheduled for June 29, will be held at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center in Fayetteville!
StreamSmart training is a great opportunity for those who are interested in volunteer water quality monitoring in the Beaver Lake Watershed to get trained, meet other volunteers, and learn more about volunteer monitoring opportunities! Attending training does not require previous water quality monitoring experience or future volunteer commitment. But, we hope our training will inspire you to join a volunteer monitoring team!
Training is a day-long experience. Check in will begin at 8:30am with training starting at 9:00am. The morning will be in the classroom learning basics about watersheds and learning the stream monitoring protocols for collecting water samples, conducting habitat assessments, and conducting macroinvertebrate surveys. We will provide a free lunch to all attendees. In the afternoon we will drive to a nearby stream and put our training protocol into practice!
Trainees will finish the day ready to lead or serve on our volunteer monitoring StreamSmart teams!
New teams are needed at the following four sites:
- Site 104 – White River at St. Paul
- Site 205 – Hock Creek (located approximately 5 miles east of Wesley or 10 miles southwest of Huntsville)
- Site 206 – Spout Spring Branch (located in Walker Park in Fayetteville)
- Site 210 – Town Branch (located near the White River Ball Fields in Fayetteville)
Additional team members are needed for an existing team monitoring on the West Fork at:
- Site 101 – Baptist Ford Bridge (located near Greenland)
- Site 102 – Brentwood Park
For questions or more information contact the StreamSmart coordinator, Angela Danovi, at 479-295-7717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org