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Snapshot Day Training – Weekend
April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us on April 28 from 10 to 11:30 for Snapshot Day 2018 Volunteer Training.
This training will prepare you to be a stellar Snapshot Day volunteer, collect high quality data and have a fun time at Snapshot Day, on May 5. During this training, you will hone your skills as a citizen scientist by learning the various components of a healthy watershed and practicing techniques for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity, and transparency and sample collection.
The training will be at the Santa Cruz Harbor Community Room located at 365 Lake Avenue, Suite A. Suite A is on the ground floor of the building and can be accessed from the harbor parking lot. If you are driving to the training, park on Lake Avenue. Parking is free but can be limited so we encourage biking when possible.
About Snapshot Day:
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.The valuable data collected by Snapshot Day volunteers is used to drive action for clean water. 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. Together with local experts and our partners in government, CWC uses that data to drive improvements in our stormwater infrastructure and also manage erosion and stormwater runoff which are threats to clean water.