Volunteers sought to help monitor waterways

Buckeye Lake. (Photo/ODNR)
Buckeye Lake. (Photo/ODNR)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to keep an eye on water quality in Ohio.

Friday the ODNR called for volunteers to help monitor the water quality of streams and rivers in southwest Ohio. Volunteers will be given free training on how to sample water and how and catch insects that live in the waterways, which are indicators of the water quality.

Those interested are asked to pre-register and attend the training sessions. Be sure to wear old clothes and wear closed-toed shoes as you will be wading in water.

The ODNR says this monitoring is vital to Ohio’s rivers and would not be possible without volunteers.

There are two training session to choose from:

  • Wednesday, August 3 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Aullwood Garden Metroparks (955 Aullwood Rd, Dayton, OH 45414) on Stillwater River. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot for Aullwood Garden.
  • Tuesday, August 30 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Carl Rahe Access on the Little Miami River in Maineville, 45039. Volunteers will park in the Carl Rahe Access Parking Lot.

You can find more information and register online at the ODNR website.

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