Volunteer Water Monitoring

You can make a difference by monitoring the quality of our local streams!

Riverwatch ChemistryThe Watershed Foundation participates in the IDEM Hoosier Riverwatch program. As Riverwatch volunteers, youth and adults test the quality of a stream site by looking at the physical conditions (e.g. bank erosion, silt on the bottom, curviness), chemistry (e.g. dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH), and the biological life (e.g. aquatic macroinvertebrates).  

Free training workshops are held each summer, and testing supplies are provided for free.  Anyone can learn!  Volunteers may select their own site and monitor on their own schedule.  

Riverwatch Net & Bug SamplingGive Lyn Crighton a call at 574-834-3242 or email if you would like to learn more about this fun and extremely valuable way to take action and make a difference!