Volunteers needed for Lake Monroe water sampling project


Friends of Lake Monroe and the Indiana University Limnology Lab are asking for the public’s help to collect water samples April 24 from stream sites in the Lake Monroe watershed.

Volunteers will gather at designated staging locations in Jackson, Brown and Monroe counties for a brief training before traveling with their team of two to three people to assigned sample locations.

Once there, they will collect water samples and perform on-site stream analysis. Teams will then travel back to their staging location, where staff and students from the Limnology Lab will help prepare the samples for lab analysis. Data collected will help guide the development of a watershed management plan for Lake Monroe.

Training and snacks will be provided, but volunteers are being asked to bring lunch and drinking water and wear appropriate outdoor clothing during this Citizen Science Month event. No experience is needed.

To volunteer, fill out a volunteer registration form at bit.ly/LakeMonroeSamplingBlitz by March 20.

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