Ohio Water Sentinel Program
Water testing Olentangy River
The Ohio Water Sentinel Program began in 2010 with the goal to educate, engage, and empower volunteers to restore, improve, and protect Ohio’s waterways. With generous support from Aveda salons, institutes, and experience centers the Ohio Chapter has engaged thousands of volunteers and trained hundreds of citizen scientists to monitoring their waterways for pollution.
The Clean Water Act requires states to test their waterways regularly. Unfortunately, neither the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency nor the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has the capacity to monitor all of Ohio’s 199,000 miles of rivers and streams as well as underground aquifers. Thus it is critical for citizen scientists to record the quality of our water and keep a watchful eye. The Water Sentinel Program provides water monitoring kits, training, and sample analysis to participating groups and individuals who care about clean water.
If you or your organization would like to participate in the Water Sentinel Program or want to learn more about what we do, contact the Clean Water Campaign today.
Together, we can help keep Ohio’s waterways clean.
Water quality testing kits
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