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The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
NW OH Water Sentinel Training to be held Saturday
July 25th, 2014
The Ohio Water Sentinel Program seeks to educate, engage, and empower volunteers to restore, improve and protect Ohio’s waterways. Sierra Club will host this training 10am-1pm on Saturday, July 26 at the Way Public Library, Conference Room C/D, 101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg. An optional hands-on one-hour training will be offered in the afternoon at the river, weather permitting.
“Volunteers are needed to assure the water running through your backyards, your parks, and your communities is healthy, “ states Ann Keefe, Sierra Club’s Lake Erie Conservation Coordinator.
Trained citizens are asked to spend a 1 to 2 hours of time, quarterly, to monitor the river or stream near them. Sierra Club has some sites available to be assigned or volunteers can suggest a location. Many sites can include public or private lands near bridges, where the river is easily accessible. The Water Sentinel Program provides free water monitoring kits, training, and sample analysis to participating groups and individuals who care about clean water.
Adults and accompanied minors are invited to attend the citizen volunteer monitoring training. Questions can be directed to Ann Keefe, Sierra Club, at 419-619-4436 or email at Ann.Keefe@sierraclub.org