September 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Suzanne Dyba, Water Monitoring Coordinator
Volunteers needed to promote healthy waterways
James City County is looking for volunteers who want to promote healthy waterways in our community by conducting field surveys in area streams.
Using the Virginia Save our Streams Muddy Bottom Method, volunteers look for environmentally sensitive insects and provide the data to the County’s Stormwater Division staff. Volunteers choose from a list of available sites and complete a sample two to three times per year.
A free training session will be held Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. All equipment is provided. Pre-registration is required by phone, 757-259-1446 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The data collection method is used by volunteer groups throughout the State and is approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
For information about Virginia Save our Streams monitoring and to watch a virtual training session, visit www.vasos.org/virtual-training.html.