Trout Unlimited and Wild Virginia are teaming up to offer a training course for citizen volunteers sought to help with water quality monitoring in the Marcellus Shale regions of Virginia’s and West Virginia’s national forests. This training will focus on priority watersheds within the George Washington National Forest.
Participants will learn about shale gas development’s potential impact on fish and wildlife populations, and will be taught how to effectively monitor water quality in priority watersheds. TU and Wild Virginia staff will then work with volunteers to choose sampling locations in areas with the potential to be impacted by shale gas development, including pipelines. Volunteers will then monitor at least one site monthly.
The full day session will be held on Saturday, November 8th at the Staunton Public Library.
The training is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required.
Wild Virginia is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to preserving wild forest ecosystems in Virginia’s national forests. Wild Virginia works to accomplish our mission through our Forest Watch program and by organizing people who care about forest protection.
Trout Unlimited is the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s trout and their watersheds. Follow TU on Facebook and Twitter, and visit us online at tu.org.