Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2nd Water Monitor Training Session

Join the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA), the Friends of Philpott, and the US Army Corps of Engineers at a free training workshop:

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Salthouse Branch Park, Philpott Lake area
Street: Salthouse Branch Road
City/Town: Bassett, VA

Ever wanted to become a Virginia Save Our Streams (VASOS) monitor? Well here's your chance. DRBA, the Friends, and the Corps are partnering to establish a water monitoring program at Philpott Lake. Without our dedicated volunteer monitors, there would be no program. This workshop will provide hands-on training in the stream monitoring method and macroinvertebrate identification for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer water monitor. As citizens, we value our water resources, such as Philpott Lake, for their natural beauty; for the many ways they help meet human needs; and for the fact that they provide habitat for thousands of species of plants, fish, and wildlife. It is our goal to help as many citizens as possible to participate in the protection of our rivers, lakes, and streams and to become advocates for clean water. While the workshop is geared toward adult learners, children accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome to attend.

You can access the water monitoring site from Fairystone Park Highway (Route 57) by turning onto Trent Hill Road (SR 674). Travel 1.3 miles and turn left on Philpott Road (SR 674). Travel 1.3 miles and turn left on Cedar Hill Road (SR 603). Please note that the road name changes to Philpott Road at county line. Travel about 4 miles to a “Stop” sign, then turn left on Knob Church Road (SR 798). Go less than a mile and bear left onto Salthouse Branch Road. From there it is just 1.5 miles into the park. Please dress for the weather--we know you will!--and bring waterproof boots if you have them. We will have drinks and snacks.

Contact Info: Linda Drage
Phone: 2766816805

Article provided by: Linda Drage
Photos provided by: Brian Williams
Edited and posted by: Vicky Thomas

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