Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Upcoming Water Quality Monitoring

The public is invited to join DRBA, Friends of Philpott, and the US Army Corps of Engineers for free water monitoring certification testing and more training for those who need it using the macroinvertebrate sampling used by the Virginia Save Our Streams (VASOS) protocol for stream monitoring on Saturday, June 13, from 11am to 2 p.m.

Linda Drage, President of Friends of Philpott stated there will be a cookout with hot-dogs, all the fixins, chips and sodas/water ($3 suggested donation per plate). According to Jenny Edwards (DRBA) “there's no limit on the number of times you can test for the certification. After the cookout, we'll do the monitoring of Nicholas Creek at Jamison Mill Park.”

Directions to the monitoring site from Fairystone Park Highway (Hwy. 220): turn left onto Route 605 (Henry Road) Travel about 8 miles and turn right on Jamison Mill Road (SR 780). Travel 2 miles to park entrance. Much of the initiative is made possible with funding from the Virginia Environmental Endowment. For more information, contact Mary Lawson, Conservation Biologist, Philpott Lake, at 276-629-4512 ext. 227 or

Submitted by Linda Drage

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