Interested individuals are invited to volunteer at a Boone River snapshot sampling event to be held on Saturday September 11 hosted by the Iowa Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Volunteers should meet at West Twin Park (1101 Superior St.) in Webster City at 9:00 a.m.
During this event, biological, chemical, and habitat data will be collected by volunteers in an effort to gather a large amount of data in a short period of time. Regularly collected data are essential for identifying trends and changes in water quality, but often resources to collect this data are limited. This is an opportunity for volunteers to play an essential role in water quality monitoring for the Boone River Watershed Project. Goals of this project include: develop sustainable long-term biological monitoring in the Boone River, enhance volunteer participation in data collection, and evaluate conditions of the Boone River Watershed. No previous training/experience in collecting water quality data required.
If you are interested in participating in the sampling event, please contact Eileen Bader at 515-897-9953 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please come prepared to be in the water; wear water shoes or old tennis shoes and bring a towel, sunscreen, and bug spray.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.