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N E W S   R E L E A S E


Feb. 17, 2012






Suzanne Dyba, Water Monitoring Coordinator


Water volunteers needed


James City County is looking for volunteers who want to promote healthy waterways in our community by conducting field surveys in area streams. A free training session for water quality monitoring will be held March 3 from 9 a.m.-noon.


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.


All training and equipment is provided. Pre-registration is required by phone, 757-259-1446 or email,

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



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