The Town of Occoquan is partnering with the Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) to install two water quality monitoring stations in the Occoquan River. We need a network of volunteers who are willing to collect samples from the monitoring stations on Wednesday mornings and bring the data to PRKN’s floating lab, Sea Dog, where it is analyzed and released weekly on the SwimGuide App and PKRN’s social media pages.

Free training to be a Community Science Water Quality Monitor can be completed by watching three training videos online and then successfully completing a Water Quality Monitoring Certification Exam. For more information go to www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/volunteer/ and scroll down to the section on “Community Science Water Quality Monitors.” For questions, please contact Morgan Bench at morgan@prknetwork.org.

This is a great way to become involved in citizen science endeavors and support the health of our namesake river.

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