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Snapshot Day 2024

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Snapshot Day is the oldest and largest single-day annual water quality monitoring event in California. Join us Saturday, May 4th, 2024!

On the first Saturday in May each year hundreds of volunteers join the Coastal Watershed Council and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary staff to take a “snapshot” of the health of rivers and streams flowing into the Sanctuary. This favorite event draws people of all ages from all over California’s Central Coast to collect scientifically valid water quality data and to learn more about their local watersheds. Data from field measurements and lab analysis are collected and analyzed to determine the biggest threats to water quality and best management practices to address them.

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Training is required of all Snapshot Day volunteers to ensure that the data that you collect is scientifically valid and can be used effectively. Here are the training options for Santa Cruz County:

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Organizer

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
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Venue

Coastal Watershed Council
107 Dakota Ave., Suite 4
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Phone
(831) 464-9200
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