Orientation and Training for Water Monitoring Volunteers

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30- 8:00 p.m., NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton, MA

The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) will launch its 27th season of water monitoring this year! Monitoring will start on the morning of Saturday April 20th, and continue on each third Saturday of the month through October at approximately 35 sites on rivers and streams throughout the watershed. Water samples taken in the field are delivered to labs in Pepperell or Devens for testing by NRWA staff and lab volunteers.

The NRWA will hold an Orientation and Training session for those interested in learning more about water monitoring and volunteer opportunities. Interested volunteers may be asked to join an existing team, or, be a back-up when monitors are not available. Monitoring teams usually head out to sites around 7:00 a.m. and deliver samples to the labs between 8:00-9:00 a.m., so it helps if you are a “morning person”! We are especially in need of volunteers from Harvard, Lancaster, and Pepperell, although having back-ups to join teams from all of our watershed towns is always helpful.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for planning purposes, but walk-ins are welcome. To pre-register, or for more information, please contact NRWA’s Water Monitoring Coordinator, Kathryn Nelson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Funding for our water monitoring program has been provided by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the Fieldstone Foundation. The NRWA appreciates your participation, help, and enthusiasm.