River Citizen Water Monitor

 During these trying times of social distancing, The Elizabeth River Project is providing an opportunity for youth around the watershed to get outside, explore their home river as River Citizen Water Monitors and learn how human actions can impact the river's health. Representing every branch of the river, students are performing a 8-week water quality activity utilizing the LaMotte Student Kit and testing temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, bacteria, nitrates, phosphates and turbidity. Like field trip investigations at Paradise Creek Nature Park and the Dominion Energy Learning Barge, students use scientific tools and practices. Youth monitors range from ages 8-17 and 3rd through 10th grade. 

Pre-register to participate in our upcoming Fall 2021 session! 

Join students located in the Elizabeth River watershed performing water quality testing utilizing the LaMotte Student Kit and testing temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, bacteria, nitrates, phosphates and turbidity.  Free program, but limited supplies.  Training provided. Contact Katie Petersen, Kpetersen@elizabethriver.org to participate.  To help support program, become a member of the Elizabeth River project today! https://elizabethriver.org/membership-and-donor-societies

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Week 1 Results - Available Oct. 11th
Week 2 Results - Available Oct. 18th
Week 3 Results - Available Oct. 25th
Week 4 Results - Available Nov. 1st
Week 5 Results - Available Nov. 8th
Week 7 Results - Available Nov 22nd
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Elizabeth River Project's  Sarah McBride analyzes the  River Monitor's Water Quality Results. She has a M.S. in Biology with a concentration in Ecology from Old Dominion University.

Check Back Oct 11th to see week 1 results!