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Making a Difference in Maryland Waters

 

Volunteers agree to participate in a one day training session and then spend about two more days during the March-April sampling window collecting aquatic invertebrate samples from stream beds.

Training consists of four basic parts:

  • classroom instruction,
  • GPS familiarization,
  • actual sample collection practice (Bring your waders!),
  • and choosing your watershed to sample

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2015 Training and Sampling Information

 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Stream Waders Volunteer Stream Sampling Program is gearing up for another exciting year! Stay tuned for information regarding the 2015 Stream Waders volunteer training sessions!

 

Sample Agenda for a Stream Waders Training Session (.pdf)

Presentation on collecting data on stream blockages (This is shown at training)

 

DNR needs your help to fill the gaps in areas being sampled by Maryland Biological Stream Survey crews in 2015 . Please come learn how you can help Stream Waders contribute to Marylandís statewide water quality monitoring.

If youíre a member of a watershed organization and are interested in sampling in an area thatís not featured in 2015, we invite you to contact us as we may be able to accommodate you. And of course, if you are not already a member of a watershed group, we're hoping you'll join up with folks from one or get together with some friends and help assess the health of local streams. Everyone is invited to help monitor, restore, and protect our waterways.

 

A very informative Frequently Asked Questions page can be found at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/streams/mbss/w_faq.html.

2014 Training and Sampling Information

 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Stream Waders Volunteer Stream Sampling Program has completed another successful year. Here are the areas that were most recently sampled.

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