Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy established the Stream Monitoring Program in 1996. Today, the program is still going strong and is a popular Citizen Science project that attracts volunteers of all ages. Due to COVID-19, we have greatly reduced participation in this program but you can still join us virtually through this series of stream-side videos we recorded in September.
Throughout the videos you will learn and see:
- Which Loudoun County streams are monitored
- What we look for when determining a site to monitor
- Step-by-step demonstration of before, during and after stream monitoring
- How we collect and record data from the stream
- What the little “critters” living the in stream tell us about stream health
- What we do with the data
- What are the common stream pollutants in Loudoun County
- How to become a Loudoun Wildlife Stream Monitoring Volunteer
We wrap up the video series by speaking with several of our Stream Monitors about how and why they got involved with the Program.
We hope you enjoy a little stream-side time through this series of videos. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.