Stream Quality Monitoring

Along the Sandusky and Maumee Rivers there are a total of 15 monitoring sites that must surveyed at  least 3 times a year (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Through volunteer training you can become a volunteer Stream  Quality Monitor (SQM) and help monitor and improve river quality here in NW Ohio. Without your help  gathering this data across the state on so many sites would not be possible. To Help you do this I will be  providing you learning workshops (in person or online) to go over sampling and collecting methods as well as  macroinvertebrate identification, so you will have the confidence to identify these organisms yourself. With  your newly learned skills you will also be given sampling materials and documents so you will be able to go out  to the sites and start collecting and identifying right on site.