Testing Our Local Waterways

The Stormwater Department will be hosting our spring Freshwater Training Workshop on Saturday April 29th from 10am to 4pm.  This training is open to anyone in the community who is interested in learning about the program and how to do monthly testing of our waterways.  After completing the training, Adopt-a-Stream volunteers will be able to pick a testing site and check out the Town of Fort Mill's testing kit monthly.  


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. 

This training will provide classroom 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. Come prepared to get your feet wet!

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.

This is an in-person workshop. The workshop will last from 10:00-4:00. Please bring your own lunch, dress for the weather and invite a friend! More information, including exact location, will be emailed to you after you complete this interest form for the workshop. 

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

 There is no cost to register for the workshop, but space is limited.  Please sign up below. 

Adopt-a-Stream Freshwater Monitoring Volunteer Workshop Saturday April 29th 2023

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