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Water Quality Monitoring Training

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT



On Saturday March 23rd, join our volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Training and learn how to test local water quality in the Little Calumet River-Galien watershed. By becoming a water quality volunteer, you will play a crucial role in helping to collect waterway data in Northwestern Indiana. Clean local waterways means cleaner ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and a cleaner Lake Michigan!

This opportunity is for volunteers seasoned & new, regardless of prior experience! Shirley Heinze staff will show you what procedures to practice when collecting samples and how to use provided equipment. We will be available to answer any questions you may have. The water monitoring season runs from April 2024 to October 2024 and is open to adults over 18 or children over 15 with an adult present. With this opportunity in mind, we warmly welcome you to join us regardless of your ability to volunteer with us. Let’s learn about nature together.

Purpose of water quality monitoring:

This training is designed to actively involve community members, students, educators, and a broad array of local partners in the preservation of our watershed. By engaging in the monitoring of critical sites, educational outreach about the significance of maintaining water quality, and organizing public events, we aim to foster a sense of stewardship for our community’s watersheds. The data collected through these activities is crucial for developing effective conservation strategies and underscores the importance of protecting our local water quality.

RSVP below to let us know you are joining the Water Quality Monitoring Training!

Questions about the event? Reach out to us at, or call 219-242-8558


March 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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