Session to Address Water-Quality Issues

Washington PA  Observer Reporter
11 June 2011

Greene County Watershed Alliance, Friends of Dunkard Creek and Wheeling Creek Watershed Conservancy will host a water-quality monitoring training session presented by Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring of Dickenson College at Ryerson State Park June 18.

The event is designed to train and educate individuals about water testing and procedures related to water resources.

Training can be valuable to better manage the effects associated with fossil fuel extraction and Marcellus Shale natural gas development.

Participants will learn about basic water-quality standards, stream sample collection and equipment use and how to recognize a pollution event.

No experience is necessary. Volunteers will be trained to collect samples and test for conductivity, total dissolved solids and temperature using the LaMotte TRACER PockeTester.

The session will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ryerson Station State Park community/ education building on Bristoria Road. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Training is free but is limited to 30 people; registration is first-come, first-served until June 14. To register or for more information, contact Terri Davin, executive director, Greene County Watershed Alliance, at 724-317-9429 or email