Events

Phase I Workshops (Logistics, Field Chemistry and Grab Sampling)
This 3-4 hour introductory training workshop provides participants with an understanding of how the Watershed Watch organization functions and what is involved in participating as a sampler.  Specific instruction is provided on assessing certain field chemistry characteristics of water, as well as how to properly collect a “grab sample” for analysis at a certified laboratory.

  • Saturday, February 23rd from 9:30 am to 1:00 p.m. – Midway Public Library
  • Wednesday, April 17th at 5:30 pm – Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort
  • Monday, May 6th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm – Red Bird Mission, Dorm Road, Queendale, KY

Phase II Workshops (Biological and Habitat Assessment)
This 4-5 hour workshop provides participants with guidance on further understanding the quality of a waterway through examining its ability to support aquatic life.  Instructors explain a variety of factors that influence aquatic habitat, including in-stream conditions and nearby land use.  Instruction will also be provided on collecting, identifying, and assessing macroinvertebrate populations in a stream with regard to how they serve as indicators of general water quality.  

  • Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm – Bluegrass Community and Technical College – Newtown Campus, 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington

These workshops are free and open to anyone willing to volunteer as a water quality sampler.  
Pre-Registration is required.  E
-mail Joann Palmer at joann.palmer@ky.gov, or call (502)782-7032 or (502)330-1748 to register.

2019 Sampling Events – Click here to register for the May E coli sampling event!

  • Habitat-Biological Assessments – May 1 – June 30
  • Spring Sampling (for E coli and Field parameters) – Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11
  • Summer Sampling (for E coli and Field parameters) – Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13
  • Fall Sampling (for E coli, Metals, Nutrients and Field Parameters) – Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14 

Delivering science to the people and people to the water’s edge.