Prince William and NOVA Get New Certified Water Quality Monitors and Trainer

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Provided by Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District

This fall, biological water quality monitors were trained and certified at Cub Run in Fairfax County. Many first-time monitors also attended. Kira Carney, the Mid-Atlantic Save Our Streams Coordinator for Izaak Walton League of America, supported this event. Five monitors were tested on benthic macro invertebrate identification and field sampling skills. Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District’s Water Quality program added four new certified monitors and one trainer to its list of certified monitors from this event.

Melinda Landry, the Environmental Literacy Coordinator for Prince William County Schools (PWCS), and two additional teachers from PWCS and the City of Manassas were also present. There is a growing interest by teachers to get more students engaged in water quality awareness, monitoring and water science data.

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