Anyone can be a good volunteer monitor! No special background or experience is required. Our volunteers come from all walks of life – from teenagers to senior citizens. The common characteristic they have is their interest in helping protect their watershed.
Volunteers devote less than one hour per week from April to October to conduct water testing at their assigned site, usually at or near their home. During the remainder of the year, testing is done at less frequent intervals.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, email us or call 302.645.4252.
Our program, including volunteer Lou Papp of Cape Shores, was included in a water quality story on WHYY’s news magazine “First”, which aired on May 28. To see the piece view the video below.
The Little Assawoman Crew on the Pokie Hokie making Water Quality measurements in the Little Assawoman Bay. Pictured from left to right are Frank McNeice (YSI meter operator), George Junkin (Captain of the Pokie Hokie), Ron Wuslich (Official Data Recorder) and Jay Headman (Secchi Disk Reader). Not pictured are Dave Wilson (YSI meter operator), Sue Callaway (YSI meter operator), and Barbara Junkin (Data Recorder). Citizens take an interest in water quality, The Wave, 8/03/2010
Water testing on Indian River Bay is always really hard work. You can see by their tired worn out expressions. Shown in photo from left to right: AG Robbins, Jerry Weinberg, Shea Farestad, Muns Farestad and Chance Weinberg. Photo was taken by Ted Weinberg (not in shot).