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Snapshot Day Volunteer Training
April 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us on April 30 from 10 to 11:30 for Snapshot Day 2017 Volunteer Training. This training will prepare you to be a stellar Snapshot Day volunteer, collect good data and have a fun time on Snapshot Day, May 6, 2017. During this training you will become a citizen scientist and learn how to monitor temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity and transparency, how to collect samples, and make physical observations.
Training will take place next door to the CWC offices in the Santa Cruz Harbor Community Room at 365 A Lake Avenue. Parking on Lake Avenue is recommended.
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.
Sign up to be a Snapshot Day volunteer now and add the training session to your calendar!