KRWW organizes annual sampling events in May, July and September during which our volunteers assess field chemistry and collect water samples for E coli analysis. During the fall sampling event, some samplers are given the opportunity to collect samples for nutrient and/or metals analysis.
2023 Sampling Dates:
Friday, May 12 or Saturday, May 13
Friday, July 14 or Saturday, July 15
Friday, September 15 or Saturday, September 16
Prior to each sampling event, you will receive an email requesting that you register to indicate your ability to participate. Registrants will receive their sampling instructions and supplies approximately one week prior to the event.
KRWW members are encouraged to notify the organization about upcoming water-related outings or events that would be of interest. Please use our Contact Us page to send us info about these opportunities.
Toyota Earth Day Event - Friday, April 21 at Toyota Biodiversity Trail
Earth Day Events on April 22
Jacobson Park Cleanup, Fayette County
Boyle County Earth Day Event, 11 am to 3 pm at Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office
Franklin County Earth Day Event, 9 am to 2 pm at Riverside Park
4H Stream Team Training Workshops - May 2 and 4
4H Stream Team provides an opportunity for Watershed Watch volunteers to support local youth in a similar water sampling program and work with them on a community water project.
Tuesday, May 2 in Allen County
Thursday, Mary 4 in Wolfe County
Contact Ashley Osborne if you are interested in attending a workshop.
Phase I Introductory Workshop: Logistics, Field Chemistry and
This 1 1/2 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.
Upcoming Training -
Saturday, April 29th at Dogwood Park, Lexington
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
If you are interested in an in-person training, please contact JoAnn Palmer at email@example.com. It is preferred that in-person training workshops include a minimum of 5 interested samplers. Watershed Watch offers a combined virtual/in-person training option, which is described here.
KRWW organizes an Annual Conference to provide feedback on the year's sampling results, inform our members about current water issues and topics, and to provide a time for our samplers to interact and network with one another. Our conference is typically held in early February.
2023 Annual Conference
Saturday, March 4th, 9 am to 1 pm (optional lunch at noon)
Midway University, Anne Hart Raymond Building
Updates on Watershed Watch in Kentucky Activities
Overview of 2022 Sampling Results
Practice Session for new Habitat Assessment Approach