Lead, partner and unify the community for the Appomattox and James Rivers
NEW TO MONITORING:
What is the Chesterfield WaterTrends Program?
The Chesterfield WaterTrends Program is a volunteer water quality monitoring program in Chesterfield County. The program is jointly coordinated by Friends of Chesterfield’s Riverfront and Chesterfield County Environmental Engineering. Volunteers in the Chesterfield WaterTrends Program monitor a river, lake or stream for temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen and turbidity. Volunteers also record general observation about their site including water color, water odor, plants and wildlife.
How can I Become a Chesterfield WaterTrends Volunteer?
If you are interested in the Chesterfield WaterTrends Program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to our email list. Typically trainings are offered two times per year (fall and spring). At the training session, volunteers receive an orientation to the program, learn about water quality and receive hands-on training. After attending a training session, new monitors are given the opportunity to shadow a current volunteer in the field. Volunteers receive an Orientation and Training Manual and monitoring equipment. There is no cost to participate in the program.
RESOURCES FOR CURRENT MONITORS:
Chemical Monitoring Datasheet