Stream Monitoring was one of the first citizen science programs we created when Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy stood up in 1995.
Since then, we have gathered huge amounts of data on the state of Loudoun Streams, published reports on quality of water running through our neighborhood streams, and used the facts to speak out at County hearings for the need to restore the habitat that surrounds our waterways.
If you would like to be a part of this important citizen science effort, you can volunteer to monitor with one one of our existing stream teams. By doing this, you’ll learn the monitoring protocol, and learn how to identify different indicators for water quality.
We monitor just twice a year, so if you volunteer at a time between monitoring windows, we’ll still line you up on a team and you’ll just need to hold tight for the next window.
We are using VA Save Our Stream Protocol. You can learn more about the protocol at http://www.loudounwatershedwatch.org/subitem5_4.html