annual conference

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.

2022 Conference

Saturday, March 12th - more details coming soon!


  • Updates on Watershed Watch in Kentucky Activities

  • Overview of 2021 Sampling Results

  • Volunteer Recognition

  • Case Study to feature data-to-action examples

training Workshops

Phase I Introductory Workshop: 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.

If you are interested in an in-person training, please contact JoAnn Palmer at It is preferred that in-person training workshops include a minimum of 5 interested samplers. Watershed Watch also offers a combined virtual/in-person training option, which is described here.

Sampling events

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.

2022 Sampling Dates:

  • Friday, May 13 or Saturday, May 14

  • Friday, July 8 or Saturday, July 9

  • Friday, September 9 or Saturday, September 10

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.

recreational outings

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.

None scheduled at this time, but be on the lookout for a 2022 Event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act!