Boise Watershed Environmental Education Center
Join us on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to help us monitor the health of the Boise River. All ages welcome, no experience necessary.
During this annual event volunteers will have the opportunity to wade into the Boise River or a tributary to collect water samples for analysis.
Volunteers will be led by a knowledgeable trainer in on-site water testing including temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and pH. A grab sample will be sent to a lab for E. coli bacteria, Total Phosphorus and Total Suspended Solids analysis. Aquatic macroinvertebrates (water bugs) will be collected and identified, and digital photos will be taken of the site. The data is used to get a 'snapshot' of the health of the Boise River and to track long-term trends in water quality.
Kids are welcome to participate, however, we recommend ages four and up for safety.
Sign up by October 1 by clicking the registration link
For questions, call (208) 608-7300.
Volunteers will be contacted by email and asked what site they would like to monitor. Fifteen sites along the Boise River will be monitored from Lucky Peak to Caldwell. A map can be found at: www.BoiseWatershedWatch.org
About Boise WaterShed:
The Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center promotes water stewardship through high-tech, hands-on exhibits. Located at the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Facility, the LEED-certified building also features a library, a theater/community room, and amazing artwork.