San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center (SGERC) will lead a training session for anyone interested in stream monitoring Sunday morning, September 9th from 10am-noon.
The session will be on Alpine Creek, meeting at Heritage Grove parking area at 10am. We'll provide everything you'll need, though you may want to wear rubber boots if you want to get into the stream.
You'll learn how to properly collect and handle water samples, perform five basic water quality tests, and keep good records. It's all fairly easy, good for all ages, and helps provide important information about the health of our waterway. Each monitor is part of a team that visits their site on a monthly basis, so it's not a large commitment of time. Most teams choose to monitor Saturday or Sunday morning, usually starting at 9 or 10am. Monitoring our streams is a rewarding experience, as evidenced by the many members of our group that have participated for more than 10 years!
SGERC would love to see more members of the community become involved in some way with our organization. If you're not interested in monitoring, maybe there's another way you'd like to assist. We sponsor a number of activities, including highway and coastal cleanups, public events and educational opportunities. Maybe you'd like to help with our website or maillist, data analysis, GIS layers, or grant writing.
Please call if you have questions about this event or our organization, otherwise hope to see you the 9th!
Neil Panton - Executive Director
San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center
PO Box 49, San Gregorio, CA 94074
(Also published in The La Honda Voice, August 2012.)
Protecting the San Gregorio Watershed.