Water Monitoring Workshops: Learn how to test water
Water Sentinels to Host Water Monitoring Webinars This December 2011!
|This field drain is flowing with manure-water from over-application of manure to the field. This drain connects to a stream. Photo by Lynn Henning.|
Rita Chapman, long-time water monitoring veteran, will lead this 2-session webinar. Its focus will be on different types of water quality monitoring that first can determine the relative baseline health of a waterway, and then track it over time. You will learn about the different stressors that exist today, and how monitoring and testing can help track whether a stream is staying healthy, or is becoming more polluted. (Due to time constraints, this workshop will not focus on CAFOs.) Click here to sign up!
2) Click here for link to Designing Your Monitoring Strategy IV, a very important workshop handout by the University of Rhode Island and the University of Wisconsin
4) Click here for Webinar Session 2 (for December 8) Slides in 1MB PDF file size. Note if you print the slides, it will take 31 pages. Click here if you prefer a copy "handout style", 4 slides per page and room for notes (and only 8 pages). You can then follow the slides on your computer, but take notes on the smaller version. Note that all links in the slideshow are "clickable" if you look at your slides on your computer.
Contact Lynn Henning at 517-605-7740, or Rita Chapman for questions at 517-484-2372. If you would rather not participate in the webinars, but still want to support our work, please consider a donation to help us meet our expenses! Click here to donate, and thank you very much!
Webinar Participants will call in on our toll-free number. You will receive the toll-free number after you register. Important note - if you plan to use a cell phone, your usual per-minute charges will still apply. (A land-line will not be charged.) The workshops will run approximately 2 hours per session. We use PDF-based documents that you download to your computer or print out. On occassion we use free webinar-hosting software from Yugma.com. PDF documents are readable with free software from Adobe Reader. Contact Rita Chapman for questions at 517-484-2372.
CAFO: Concentrated animal feeding operation, is an industrial-sized livestock operation, often they are dairies, hog or pig operations, poultry, or egg-laying facilities, among many others. Because of the amount of animal manure and other waste produced, these operations can cause pollution of water and air, and human health problems. For more information about CAFOs and how they can impact water quality, see our Animal Factory Pollution webpage.
Looking for Water Monitoring Webinar Links? You may have received an e-newsletter with an incorrect link. These are the correct links: Monitor Industrial Animal Factories Dec. 6 & 14 or Monitor to Protect Streams Dec. 1 & 8. Thanks!
See workshop downloads at left!
For volunteer water monitoring information contact Rita Chapman or call 517.484.2372.