Events and Workshops

Training Workshops

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.

Phase II Workshops (Biological and Habitat Assessment)
This 4-6 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.  

These workshops are free and open to anyone willing to volunteer as a water quality sampler.  
Pre-Registration is required.  E-mail joann.palmer@ky.gov or call 1-800-928-0045 ext. 4939 to register.

NO WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENLTY SCHEDULED.  PLEASE E-MAIL JOANN.PALMER@KY.GOV TO BE ADDED TO A NOTIFICATION LIST ABOUT WORKSHOP OFFERINGS.


2017 Sampling Events

  • Habitat-Biological AssessmentsMay 1 - May 31
  • Spring Sampling (for E coli and Field parameters) – Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13
  • Summer Sampling (for E coli and Field parameters) – Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8
  • Fall Sampling (for E coli, Metals, Nutrients and Field Parameters) – Friday, September 8, Saturday, September 9 and Monday, September 11

Other Events of Interest

 

Kentucky River Watershed Watch Annual ConferenceSaturday, November 11th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus, Lexington