Workshops teach citizens how to test and protect local streams

 

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Hoosier Riverwatch program will host 14 workshops around the state in 2019. The basic training workshop introduces Hoosiers to hands-on water quality monitoring methods. Attendees learn about aquatic habitats, chemical and biological assessment techniques, and leave the workshop knowing how to test their local rivers and streams.

Basic training workshops:

  • Wednesday, May 8 at Orange County SWCD Office in Paoli, IN
  • Wednesday, May 29 at Posey County Fairgrounds in New Harmony, IN
  • Saturday, June 1 at Patoka Regional Water District Office in Dubois, IN
  • Monday, June 3 & Monday, June 10 at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington, IN

The basic training workshop is eight hours and attendees must be 18 or older. To sign up for a class or to find upcoming workshops across the state, visit IDEM’s Hoosier Riverwatch website.

About Hoosier Riverwatch
Since 1996, Hoosier Riverwatch has engaged Indiana citizens in becoming active stewards of Indiana’s valuable water resources through its hands-on water quality education and volunteer stream monitoring program. The statewide Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer network has more than 3,000 trained stream monitors and more than 31 certified instructors.

About IDEM
IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.