Volunteers Needed To Help Test Water Quality For The Watershed Foundation

Have you ever wondered about the water quality in the local lakes? Do you have an interest in the environment or science? Would you like to take a hands-on, active volunteer role with The Watershed Foundation?

Volunteers are currently needed to assist with The Watershed Foundation’s annual Snapshot Monitoring Day on Sept. 21. At sites across the  watershed, a 236-square mile area spanning Kosciusko, Whitley and Noble counties, volunteers will collect water samples. Data collected from the samples is used to set benchmarks and find red flags for future water quality projects.

“Collecting these water samples is a critical part of the work we do,” said Lyn Crighton, executive director of The Watershed Foundation.

“Truly, our citizen scientists who volunteer for Snapshot Monitoring Day are the boots on the ground that we need to assess the quality and health of this vital resource, our water, in places no one else is looking at,” Crighton said. “You do not need to have any experience to volunteer. We will show you everything you need to know.”

Sponsors for the 2022 Snapshot Monitoring Day include Lake City Bank, Barbee Lakes Property Owners Association, Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association, Smokercraft and Main Channel Marina.

For more information about Snapshot Monitoring Day, call 574-834-3242 or email paige@watershedfoundation.org.