The NJ Watershed Watch Network is a service provider for community-based water monitoring groups in New Jersey, offering:
Workshops and networking meetings for program coordinators
A clearinghouse for NJ-specific monitoring materials
Study design and quality assurance review
Assistance with technical issues including data entry into the EPA’s Water Quality Exchange
Connection between community organizations and data users at the NJDEP and EPA
with Rahway River Watershed Association
May 2-3, 2020
Join us for a two-day intensive weekend workshop to learn about water quality monitoring in New Jersey! After a brief introduction to stream and watershed ecology, participants will go streamside to learn techniques for visual habitat assessments, physical monitoring, and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling. Benthic macroinvertebrates, or small organisms like insect larvae, crustaceans, and mollusks that live in streams, are used as biological indicators of stream health.
This workshop is a great introduction to visual and biological monitoring for someone interested in taking the next step and becoming a volunteer monitor! After the workshop, participants will be connected with a community-based monitoring program near them to start volunteering.
Join the NJ Watershed Watch email distribution list to receive relevant monitoring news and agency updates, while staying up-to-date on upcoming training opportunities, workshops, meetings, and funding opportunities.
Contact Erin Stretz
NJ Watershed Watch Network Coordinator
The Watershed Institute