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Interested in being a Texas Stream Certified Water Monitor


From the GBF folks

Galveston Bay Foundation invites you to:

Texas Stream Team Certified
Water Monitoring Training

Friday, March 22, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
At the Starfleet Marina in Kemah, TX

Come to the first training session of the year and become a Texas Stream Team Certified member of Galveston Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Water Monitoring Team. At this training session, participants will learn about the history and importance of citizen monitoring and complete the first two of three phases of the certification. All three phases are very hands-on. Phase I is held in a classroom group setting, Phase II provides the group an opportunity to conduct the monitoring procedures in the field, and Phase III is conducted as a one-on-one session with the trainer and volunteer at the volunteer’s monitoring site.

The Texas Stream Team training is free

You MUST register by March 19th
Space is limited

To register or for more information contact the Water Quality Team at:
(281) 332-3381 Ext. 215

Texas Stream Team is a network of trained volunteers and supportive partners working together to gather information about the natural resources of Texas and to ensure the information is available to all Texans.  Volunteers are trained to collect quality-assured information that can be used to make environmentally sound decisions. Established in 1991 as Texas Watch, Texas Stream Team is administered through a cooperative partnership between Texas State University, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
GBF’s Volunteer Water Monitoring Team is a group within the Texas Stream Team network. The Team conducts regular sampling at sites on and around Galveston Bay. Sampling includes the chemical analyses, physical testing, and field observations recorded while on site. These data accumulate to create a unique portrait of water quality parameters for each particular site and moment in time. Over time, trends become visible and analysis of these trends can provide many clues and facilitate early identification of potential water quality issues. Our volunteers commit to the following:

•   Complete three phases of training (10 to 12 hours)
•   Monitor their site(s) once per month at the same time each day (1 to 2 hours per site)
•   Submit their completed data sheet(s) promptly each month
•   Complete annual quality assurance training (1 to 2 hours)
•   Have fun!

If you have any questions or would like to register for the Water Monitoring Training, please contact the Water Quality Team as listed below.

Katie McCann
Water Quality Program Assistant


Galveston Bay Foundation
17330 Highway 3
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 332-3381 x215


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