by: Tom Joseph, Public News Service – KY
February 14, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. – If rolling up your sleeves and pant legs in the name of clean water sounds like a worthy effort, the Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter wants you.
Through its work with Kentucky Watershed Watch, says Sherry Otto, the chapter’s coordinator and conservation manager, it’s looking for people to become volunteer water-testers on the streams, rivers and lakes where they live.
“They’re also trained on how to perform a basic biological and habitat assessment that involves sampling and identifying some specific forms of aquatic life.”
Volunteers also evaluate the vegetation in a waterway and other physical characteristics of the stream, Otto says. She describes the training as “comprehensive but user-friendly,” and says all samples are evaluated by a professional laboratory to certify the results.
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