Volunteer Monitoring

Through an Ohio Lake Erie Commission grant, a voluntary stream monitoring program will begin this spring!  We are looking for 16 volunteers to monitor designated waterways leading to the Upper Maumee.

Volunteer monitors will:
  • Attend a two-hour training session at the Defiance SWCD.
  • Once a month on a designated Sunday or Monday, work with a partner to gather stream data.  This will include a few simple stream-side tests and gathering a water sample.  Water samples will then be shipped by the District to Heidelberg University Lab for nutrient analysis.  Project time period is May 2014 to April 2015.
  • Have fun enjoying the great outdoors while learning more about our local streams

This project will be a fun way to get outdoors with family and friends while contributing to our understanding of the Maumee River tributaries.  Please register by calling Stephanie Singer at 419-782-1794 or email at ssinger@defiance-county.com