I know UNES members (hi Lois!) had interest in Water Quality Testing Workshops. Orientation in October will provide tools and training so that residents can participate in local water testing.

Location and time to be announced closer to the date.

Participants will test once a week. Samples and data will be collected at the Burnaby Nature Centre, after one month.
Participants will be able to test water temperature with loaned ($10 deposit) thermometer.

Water testing is valuable to measure the impact on local streams of our community. Streams can face threats from sediment introduced during heavy construction for example. Residents have a particular ability to take advantage of weather conditions accomodating for useful measurement.
For example, heavy rain weather is not the best time, as streams are flowing fast, washing away and interfering with the interaction of environmental factors.

For illustration purpose only, here is of Water Quality tests by Vladimir Soukhatchev, fish biologist, water quality chair of Stoney Creek Environment Committee . Dec 08 – March 09

This event is made possible by Stoney Creek Environment Committee with funding award from Pacific Streamkeepers Foundation.
See you there!

Vivian

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