Testing Our Local Waterways

Upcoming local trainings:

Freshwater Monitoring on Friday December 15 in Indian Land.  Sign up here!


Trainings are FREE to all who are interested in the programs. If you have questions, please reach out to Mina at mmacdonald@fortmillsc.gov for more details!  


You do not need to be an environmentalist, fisherman, or scholar to become a water quality monitor! All are welcome to learn how to collect data that can help protect and restore freshwater streams through the SC Adopt-a-Stream program. 

New volunteers must complete a training that provides classroom (or virtual) and in-stream instruction for volunteer monitors on how to: select a monitoring site, use chemical/bacteria equipment properly, collect samples, test water quality, enter data, determine stream conditions and practice safety in the field.  Individuals must pass an open book exam, at the end of the workshop, to become a certified volunteer and be able to enter data into the www.scadoptastream.org database. Volunteers are encouraged to adopt a site to sample, monthly, to establish valuable data on baseline conditions of your stream.

Find a training: https://www.clemson.edu/public/watershed/scaas/get-trained/events.html

Learn more about the program by visiting www.scadoptastream.org

Reach out if you have any questions or would like to learn more!  mmacdonald@fortmillsc.gov Two people near creek