Freshwater Monitoring on Saturday September 16 in Fort Mill. Sign up here!
Macroinvertabrate workshop on Sunday October 8 in Fort Mill. Sign up here!
Trainings are FREE to all who are interested in the programs. If you have questions, please reach out to Mina at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.